Time, the Most Valuable Currency in the School Day

Published by EducationNews.org — Setting aside downtime helps nurture the skills that let kids be successful. Last week we marveled over what the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket, RI could do by investing one minute of class time here and there with “energizers.”  But while a one-minute pick-me-up freshens kids’ ability to learn, what on earth wouldContinue reading “Time, the Most Valuable Currency in the School Day”

Overcoming the Tyranny of the High School Schedule

Published by EducationNews.org  Students are milling around the small fleet of vehicles in the parking lot of Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School (BVTS). Lacking professional uniforms, they clearly weren’t the dental assistants expected to go out to speak to middle-schoolers about oral hygiene.  If they were construction students they’d have tool belts.  The Heating and AirContinue reading “Overcoming the Tyranny of the High School Schedule”