In a Time of Crisis, What Can We Learn About Learning Time?

There is evidence that the time use in schools could be improved. Due to COVID-19, schools and districts have the opportunity to re-consider how time is used, especially during remote learning. If remote learning can be set up well, it will keep students’ learning from lagging in such events in the future.

The authors of this article make “five bold suggestions” for what schools and educators should do differently as they look beyond this school year. They all involve changing our conceptions of learning time:

  • Switch to continuous learning this summer
  • Create a “Smart Ramp” into the Next School Year
  • Switch Permanently to Mastery-Based Learning
  • Remember—Teachers’ Learning Matters, Too
  • Engage parents more

Source Organization: ASCD

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