9: Time and Structure

High-performing schools are flexibly structured to maximize the use of time and accommodate the varied lives of their students, staff, and community in order to improve the performance of all students.  The structure of programs extends beyond the traditional school day and year as well as beyond the school building.  The program draws on the entire community’s resources to foster student achievement.

1 Think outside the clock: Create time for professional learning.
2 The 90 Minute Reading Block
3 An Example of the 90 Minute Reading Block
4 Literacy Blocks Resources
5 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Learning Community
6 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Data-Driven Decision Making
7 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Development
8 Promising Practices in CT Schools
9 CT Guide for the Training, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Aides and Assistants in Connecticut
10 CT Guidelines for Training and Support of Paraprofessionals
11 High Schools That Work: Findings from the 1996 and 1998 Assessments
12 PBS: Continuum of Behavior Support