A master schedule is critical to Whitman’s teaching and learning activities. This detailed calendar locks down common learning time blocks for every grade level and organizes support staff. Everyone is involved — specialists, Title program staff, special education staff, teachers and administrative staff.
Strategies that work:
- Create the specialists’ schedule to accommodate one-hour blocks of time at each grade level.
- Carve out grade-level collaborative time for teachers.
- Base the schedule on student needs, not teacher preference.