Building Middle School Master Schedules

The following steps are offered to begin to think about middle school schedules.  A schedule is needed for teachers and students to achieve standards and instructional objectives. STEP 1: Connect with the mission/vision statement of the school or district Review wording of current statement; update where appropriate. Be certain the mission/vision statement reflects the physical,…

Creating/Sustaining the Middle Level Concept in K-8 Schools

Numerous public, private, parochial and charter schools house grades K-8.  Reasons for this grade level structure include: Limited student enrollment in a defined geographical section within a school district. A desire on the part of parents and the community to extend the comfort/security of the elementary school experience for two additional years. Concern about the…

Creating Master Schedules to Facilitate Team Approaches to Instruction: Grades K-12

What is Teaming? Teaming is an opportunity for groups of teachers to meet at defined times during the regular school day to cooperatively plan the delivery of instruction. These meetings provide an opportunity to address factors that impact student achievement: developmental needs of students, best practices/lesson plans, curriculum, social-emotional learning, and intervention periods. With representatives…