Category: Teaching

Thoughts on block scheduling

As previously mentioned, the first stops on our scheduling discovery trip through the U.S. were to explore flex-mod schedules in Sheboygan, Wausau and Merrill, Wisconsin. Next we headed west to Hudson, Wisconsin to explore...

Digging deeper into Flex-mod (part 2)

In my last post, I explored some of the less obvious consequences of using a flexible modular (flex-mod) schedule, with the view of how it would affect student schedules. In this post, I will...

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...

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...

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...