Between lesson planning, instruction, and meetings, the expectations of teachers today is higher than ever. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a reconstructed school day to meet these demands? With more time, teachers can collaborate and reflect with their colleagues and use data more effectively. Expanding learning time allows them to engage their students in hands-on learning and also provide individualized support to students who need it.
Did you know?
Teachers want more time —
the vast majority of teachers agree they don’t have enough time to complete their yearly curriculum.
With more time, teachers have the power to transform the way they deliver their lessons and the way in which they lead their schools to higher achievement. Teachers can use expanded learning time (ELT) to collaborate and share best practices from the classroom in order to improve their instruction. More time also enables teachers to review student assessment data, identify areas where students are falling behind, and build individualized strategies to help them catch up. When teachers are charged to make change and given a voice in how to help each other improve their practice, they feel more empowered and excited about the transformation of their school.
- More time for teacher collaboration leads to higher student achievement.
- Teachers are already working the extra hours, just without structure – 30% of teachers spend additional time working from home, compared to 20% of other full-time professionals.
- Teachers want more time – the vast majority of teachers agree they don’t have enough time to complete their yearly curriculum or to meet the individual needs of their students.
- Teachers say that they do not have enough time to collaborate.