The Successful Middle School Schedule

The Successful Middle School Schedule

Author: Ann McCarty Perez

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Item #: 1433
Publisher: AMLE
Page Count: 56
ISBN: 978-1-73744-432-9
Published: 02/01/2022

Perhaps one of the most wide-reaching decisions a school leader makes is that of the schedule. It truly affects everyone. From start to end times, it impacts, parents, bus drivers, food service staff, teachers, and students. As we approach the schedule, it is not enough to just study the 18 Characteristics of Successful Middle Schools. It is our imperative to put them into action. This companion guide to The Successful Middle School: This We Believe explores both the cultural and technical aspects of school scheduling and gives teams a starting point and exercises to execute on their vision.

Praise for The Successful Middle School Schedule

"In this immensely practical book, Dr. Ann McCarty Perez gives school leaders and educators the gift that they always need – time. While the hours in the school day may be fixed, this book gets the most out of every moment, taking into account not only the demands of teaching and learning, but also the practical realities of schools today, including the need for intervention and support, rest and recreation. The author’s emphasis on evidence-based decisions, including using your own school data, is a welcome relief in a world of one-size-fits-all solutions that fit very few schools. So read and learn – and laugh a little – you will find these pages a worthy investment of your valuable time."
-Douglas Reeves, Author, Fearless Schools

“This book is meticulously written combining the potentiality of a master schedule that aims to maximize student achievement, teacher potential, and push the boundaries of equity. It is a guide that all educators would learn from.”
-Washington B. Collado, Ph.D., Principal, Founding Member of FLALAS

“Dr. McCarty Perez reminds us that the school schedule is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal to support learning and takes on the challenge of finding the most effective way to use the time in the school day. This valuable resource provides multiple scheduling options to consider, as well as a process for leading the data analysis and necessary conversations with teams and stakeholders to develop a responsive middle school schedule."
-Emily Freeland, Ed.D., Education Consultant and Dropout Prevention Specialist