Not all school schedules are created equal. Explore and share alternatives to traditional schedules such as year-round schools, extended-day programs, block scheduling, and more.
- Visit a school district that has modernized by focusing on four key areas.
- With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.
- Enrich your students' day with lunchtime clubs, offering them an opportunity for focused fun -- whether it's art, acting, creative writing, or Doctor Who.
- Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.
- Tech staff developer and education author A.J. Juliani introduces 20% time, a variation on the traditional class schedule that allows students to follow their passions.
- Teachers could become more effective with their students if they had more time outside of class for planning instruction and grading student work.
- After making 100 videos, a veteran flipped learning educator reflects on what he's learned: keep it simple, employ differentiated instruction tools, and respect students' schedules.
- Visit an elementary school where some teachers specialize in teaching math and science together, and others language arts and social studies.
- Hood River Middle School shares its seven-step model for including student-interest enrichment courses and intervention support within the regular school day.
- Traveling ed blogger Adam Provost checks in from New Zealand with a report on how rethinking the daily school schedule can make a world of difference.
- Real life doesn't happen in 42-minute periods, so give your students a day of interdisciplinary collaboration -- and enrich your curriculum along the way.
- Meet students around the country who are engaged and passionate about learning -- outside of the classroom. Explore additional resources about student engagement and passion-based learning for both parents and educators.
- Culminating a year of students pursuing their passions through 20 Time, one teacher organized a TEDx event to let them share those passions with the world.
- One path to getting young people ready to be first-generation college students.
- Guest blogger Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the Flipped-Classroom Model, suggests that the biggest hurdle to flipping a classroom may be the teacher's self-perception of his or her role as an educator.