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November 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Freshman Service Project

If you regularly read the posts and resources on The Freshman Transition Network you know that we believe that an essential part of transitioning freshmen is teaching them about their role in the world. Successful transition is about more than just passing classes. It's about becoming the person you were created to be. As educators, we have a unique opportunity to guide students and to give them experiences outside of their norm.

In 2007,…

Added by Scott Habeeb on November 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Master schedule

Our high school is looking to hire an outside consultant to assist us with a likely total revamping of the master schedule. We struggle each year with timely completion of the schedule, scheduling study halls, common planning time for teacher teams, etc. Does anyone have any ideas of interview questions you would ask a potential master scheduler? The interviews are this Tuesday morning so please post quickly!! Thanks.

Added by Felice Willis on November 21, 2010 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

Sample Master Schedules

Does anyone have sample master schedules for a nine period day for freshman teams? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Added by DJSerafin on November 18, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Essential Components of a Freshman Transition Program - Part 3 - Standardizing Expectations

This series of posts on the essential components of a Freshman Transition Program is based on ideas found in The Ninth Grade Opportunity: Transforming Schools from the Bottom Up by Scott Habeeb, Ray Moore, and…

Added by Scott Habeeb on November 14, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

How do you really know if you taught "it"?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Note to teachers from Salem High School: This is a post about teaching, teachers, and students in general as opposed to a post about specific situations at Salem High School.

So after all the lesson plans have been created, all the class time has been spent, and all the papers have been graded, how do you really know if you've taught your content…

Added by Scott Habeeb on November 11, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

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