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I agree that the students need more time in school.  I would like to see a day that goes from 8:30-3:30 and includes a 45 minute lunch in the middle of the day as well as one 20 min. break and ... Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011

The challenges surrounding making the school day a worthwhile educational experience for both the teacher and student needs careful consideration.   It doesn't help that the CPS ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

As a science teacher, I feel that the laboratory experience is fundamental to developing an understanding of scientific inquiry. Teaching science to high school students is critically important ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

I happened to see the catalog for a suburban private school, and one thing that they do that I really love is a "J-term," like some of us had in college. It is a three-week term in ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

In 2005 the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative (ELT) was established which, through the support of state resources, allowed a select number of schools (currently 26 schools are ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Based on reading other teachers' posts here, I put together this idea for how to structure the (ideal) day:   8:00 AM Teachers report to school.   8:15 AM Students report to ... Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2011

The block system i believe will help our kids. However, we need to consider quality education and enforce discipline in our schools and not think of numbers or money. Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011

I teach a self-contained 3rd grade class and I should say right away that I know this idea may not be the most popular. On a given day my actual instructional minutes are not enough! They're simply ... Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011

As a newbie to CPS, I feel that a longer school day, if well thought out and planned, could be beneficial to our students.  I'm teaching at the elementary level after years of teaching high ... Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2011

I worked in Farmington Hills, Michigan for 6 years.  One thing we had at the elementary level was an hour duty-free lunch.  This gave students a half hour of lunch, then a long half hour ... Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2011
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