Our focus is to help schools and districts realize their objectives and overcome today’s challenges in educating our nation’s youth. Using innovative and adaptive master scheduling techniques, we break down problems and successfully design effective solutions. We collaborate with invested people in your schools and districts to create and deliver the necessary education for your students. We recognize that ultimately scheduling implementation is achieved by professionals committed to their communities and passion for the teaching/learning process.
What Can You Expect from An On-Site Visit?
- Build a master schedule to fulfill the mission/vision of the school/district
- Create a master schedule for K-5 or K-6, K-8, Middle and High Schools
- Plan a variety of intervention experiences on a fluid basis
- Provide opportunities for time management by teachers and teaching teams
- Establish foundation for flexible uses of time
- Foster active student engagement and student-centered learning
- Identify schedule frameworks that impact student achievement
- Organize opportunities for data analysis
- Implement a freshman academy program to facilitate transition to high school
- Establish career pathways to facilitate school to college to career opportunities
- Designate time for advisory/mentoring in the master schedule
Recent Blog Articles
What are the Steps to Create a Hybrid Schedule for K-8 Schools?
K-8 schools are established for various reasons and must address the developmental needs of the full spectrum of students from elementary through the middle level. As a result, a unique hybrid schedule emerges. The following guide provides scheduling teams with key points to create a hybrid master schedule. Step 1: Make sure that the mission/vision…
How is a State-of-the-Art Middle Level Schedule Created?
Master schedules are key to achieving the true potential of the middle level concept. Schedules are a means to an end – enhancing achievement for early adolescent students. This quick guide will provide middle level leadership teams with key points to create a state-of-the-art master schedule. Step 1: Connect with the mission/vision statement of the…
Are You Effectively Utilizing Each FTE?
FTE is the common abbreviation for “full time equivalent.” Each teacher is considered a 1.0 or full-time professional staff member. In some districts, administrators, school counselors or social workers, librarians, and resource teachers are included in the same count. Either as requested by the principal or pre-determined by the superintendent, school schedules are based…
Unique Features of Merenbloom Schedules
- Common Planning Time
- Analyzing FTE Distribution
- Flexible Scheduling
- Block Scheduling
- Double Reading / Language Arts Period
- Double Math Period
- Integrate English and Social Studies courses
- Integrate Math, Science and STEM courses
- Advisory / Mentoring / SEL
- Rotating Schedules
- Unit Lunch
- Credit Recovery
- Advisory / Mentoring / SEL
- Staff Reduction
Read Our Newest Book
The Educational Leader’s Guide for School Scheduling: Strategies Addressing Grades K-12 is the first publication to address creative scheduling at all levels: K-5 or 6, K-8, middle, and high schools.
This essential resource provides strategies for the effective and equitable distribution of available FTEs throughout the district, while helping you work through the many critical questions and decisions involved in the scheduling process.