Flexible Scheduling / Block Scheduling

Teachers have options to change their schedule to allow ample time to allow students to explore a concept more deeply.

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Allowing flexible schedules including block schedules would benefit students and teachers.  Longer periods can allow time for students to explore a concept more deeply. Less time is lost during the school day when transitioning between subjects and activities. Additionally, if the time is long enough, block scheduling allows for in-depth study and peer collaboration on projects. The Education Alliance at Brown University, a educational laboratory, found that advantages with block schedules resulted in reduced discipline problems, increased achievement levels, and stronger personal relationships between teachers and students. 

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Students expressed interest in the arts which could be included in project based learning.


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