ERIC Number: ED486513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Ten Steps in Developing a Schedule for a Small Learning Community of Students. Best Practices for Implementing HSTW and MMGW
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
The practice of grouping students--such as all freshmen or students with similar career goals--into "small learning communities" or academies within a large high school is proving beneficial to many schools in raising achievement and keeping students in school. Students thrive in a small-school environment where they share the same teachers and attend classes in a building or a wing of their own. They are able to receive intensive guidance and advisement services from teacher mentors and to obtain extra help when needed. Ten steps to help educators who work with schedules and to those who want to implement small learning communities are described in this article.
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Career Academies, High School Students, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Small Group Instruction
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5776. Tel: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.