Our current schedule is a 7 period day. We have been working hard to transition to a modified block. Our leadership team has been involved in a great deal of planning and communication to make sure that this transition is seamless to our organization and that our teachers are supported and prepared for change. I’ve… Read More Why Does Algebra HAVE to be at 11:34?
I had a great, reaffirming conversation with another administrator in my school district @CumberlandCoSch. At a scheduling workshop for secondary schools, I met up with Dan Krumanocker and Troy Lindsey, principal and assistant principal of Douglas Byrd High School. A couple of months ago, I helped Dan [@DanielJK68] with a Twitter tutorial, basically some quick… Read More Your Toolbox
I had one of those days this week that helped remind me why I became an educator and why I’ve always worked with kids. The Meeting Wednesday, at our principals meeting, three of our assistant superintendents met with me and four other middle school principals regarding a STEM program sponsored by Fayetteville State University. This… Read More One of My Defining Days
Several weeks ago, the principals in our cluster got together and did an instructional walk thru in my building. This is the second one we’ve done in our district, the first at our cluster high school. This great talk inspired me to offer my school as the next walk thru site. I’ve always invited… Read More Sharing GoogleForms Observations and Teacher Feedback
‘If teams of teachers are going to accomplish anything of substance, they need regularly scheduled opportunities during the school day to collaborate. In addition, if a school truly want to provide differentiated learning experiences for students – the teachers need regularly scheduled opportunities during the school day to provide targeted interventions.’ Ferriter, Graham, Wight, 2013… Read More Middle School Schedule : Book Review ‘Making Teamwork Meaningful’
We have school leadership meetings twice a month in my current school district, Cumberland County Schools. The topic of one of our middle school principal break out sessions centered around our thoughts, vision and plans for our school schedules for next year. This was a great meeting. It’s obvious that there has been… Read More Middle School Schedule : Support
Our current schedule is a 7 period schedule. We take our instructional day and divide it into 7 equal blocks of time allotting additional time during lunch as well as consistent transition time between classes. Next year, we will be moving to a modified block schedule. There are several options and models of the… Read More Middle School Schedule : Block = Flexibility