One of the most popular standing Twitter chats in education—#edchat—typically focuses on learning and technology. This morning’s question was: How do we consider time differently to re-build school schedules and calendars to maximize learning?
@rliberni: It would help kids who don’t have a lot of access to books, internet etc., those in sport, drama, art music
@Mikebrawer: Stagger start times for students and teachers to make best use of limited facilities.
@TestSoup: I do often wonder why we force students to go to school so early.
@davidwees: We need to examine our school schedules and ask ourselves, where does this schedule come from?
@bjnichols: Learning doesn’t/shouldn’t stop because a bell rings. How can schools embody that belief?
@blairteach: Worked in school w/out bells, supposedly “flexible” time—until you tried to keep kids longer. Clock wins again.
@ShiftParadigm: An issue not yet raised concerns the use of #school buildings…most of the #time they go unused
@tomwhitby: What about using part of the summer recess for required professional development for educators?
@birklearns: For students who are not fond of school, more school would be awful. Eating more brussels sprouts doesn’t make me like them.
@birklearns: What if senior students went to school 4 days per week, and on the 5th day, they worked in a co-op situation?
@cybraryman1: Remember learning takes place everywhere and at any time.