A Facebook post from Edutopia caught my eye that features the idea of a longer school day that works well for both students and teachers. A Boston middle school featured in More School Time, Well Spent, Boosts Academic Achievement and Engagement | Edutopia takes a look at this model. The main concept is that school runs Mon-Thurs 7am-4:30pm with a half day for students on Friday and the afternoon for Professional Development. So what are your thoughts? Anyone out there also using time creatively? Share your thoughts on this topic.
Not for me. And I don't think it will benefit students. They are exhausted by the end of the day - especially elementary students. What I'd like to see changed is the times for elementary school being the earlier time - starting at 7:15am and letting out by 3:00pm. Teenagers need their sleep. Starting them at 9:00pm gives them more time to sleep. However...many have jobs after school. It's a good question to ponder! :-)