Author: Stephen

Digging deeper into Flex-mod (part 1)

This week I travelled through Wisconsin and Colorado visiting some American high schools looking for inspiration on the scheduling question. We first turned our attention to flex-mod scheduling, which is run at several public...

Dia de los Muertos

Our Grade 9 conference groups have been preparing for our Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebrations for a couple weeks. This traditional Mexican holiday celebrates and remembers the lives of deceased...

Alternative Schedule Models

The alternative scheduling PLC has been forging forward on our project to find a schedule that better fits ASFM’s needs. Last time I wrote, we were evaluating teacher survey data to determine the top...

Jigsaw group activity, take 2

Last year I wrote about a jigsaw group activity that I did with my Grade 11 class. I tuned it up this year–gave the expert groups a bit more time and built in time...

Neil Hilborn and My Town

Yesterday night, poet Neil Hilborn visited ASFM for a poetry workshop with our students and an extraordinary performance in our Black Box theatre. I was lucky enough to catch the show, and it seemed...

Scheduling Survey Data Visualization

I have been working over the last month with a professional learning community (PLC) to research potential scheduling models for our school. We figure the best way to do this is to ask the...