ERIC Number: EJ1095267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Giving Students Their School Day
Watchorn, Vince; Willingham, Daniel T.
Independent School, v75 n3 Spr 2016
Opportunities, not obligations. That is how Providence Country Day School (Rhode Island) characterizes its daily one-hour "Community Time." The block, from 9:25 to 10:25 a.m., is used chiefly for students to partake in activities of their own making--as a daily lesson in the value of students taking charge of their own education. On any given day, you will see them engaged in a wide variety of activities during this hour--in student-driven clubs, in one-on-one tutorials with teachers, in special programs, in self-directed learning, and in open-ended socializing. For many adults and students in the school, it has become the favorite hour of the day. This article discusses how Community Time, an exercise in rethinking the structure of the school day, connects with the research on how students develop habits for lifelong learning.
Descriptors: Independent Study, School Schedules, Student Centered Learning, Learning Activities, Clubs, Tutoring, Special Programs, Socialization, Lifelong Learning, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education
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