An “anchor hour” built into the school day, typically at high schools, that allows teachers a specific time to meet with students and counsel those who are struggling with coursework.
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- We offer Eagle Time. It’s a 35 minute period in the middle of the day where students are allowed to use it as a study hall, get a pass to go work with another student or get help from another teacher, or go to the library. We are on a 4 period day and Eagle Time is linked to our 4th period class.
- We do an advisory at the end of every day. It is not a full hour, about 30 minutes instead. We use this time for remediation as well as fun activities for those who are caught up on homework and are not in need of extra help in any class. A lot of teachers uses this time for re-takes, extra project time, re-teach time, etc. The students can only sign up for each fun thing one time per week in order to encourage them to try different things (we have people come in from the community to teach dance, chess, board games, etc. and the counselors provide a chat and chill session). It is a nice way to end the day – for those who are caught up on their work because they get an easy, light advisory to transition out of school mode with and for those who need the extra help, because they get that extra time at the end of the day to access the help. We have 7 periods and then the final 45 minutes is split between a 10 minute homeroom, 5 minute passing period and 30 minute advisory.
- We have a 30-minute Student Activity Period building each day between 3rd and 4th hour. We run 7 periods days (46 min, 6 min passing period). Students can use this time for study hall, meet with teachers, meet with clubs, I run groups, etc. All teachers and students have this time. It is a great opportunity for me to run some of my guidance programs, have college reps visits, tutor groups, class meetings, etc.
- Power Hour article
- Video from West Port High School, Ocala, Florida
- Model of Power Hour article
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This post was created by Kelly Dunn on June 5, 2017.