ERIC Number: EJ894671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Making Time for What Really Matters
Stewart, Scott L.
Principal Leadership, v10 n7 p48-50, 52 Mar 2010
A lack of time can cause or exacerbate many roadblocks to learning. For example, if the only time that staff members have to plan is after school when they are tired, tired planning occurs. Staff members may try sincerely to find extra time to show an interest in their students, but the importance of those efforts is often dismissed when staff members are required to spend time after school. When students struggle and teachers have little time to intervene, valuable learning is sacrificed. When students have hidden talents and their personal interests are unknown to staff members, they are more likely to blend into the background and become isolated, especially those who are naturally shy. When time is too tightly scheduled, administrators may decide against holding important events because they may disrupt teachers' plans. This article describes how a hybrid schedule enabled New Albany (Ohio) High School to incorporate traditional and extended periods thereby renewing staff members' energy and giving them opportunities to get to know students.
Descriptors: High Schools, Time Management, Needs Assessment, School Schedules, Faculty Development, Intervention, Teacher Student Relationship, School Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio