Expanded learning time has allowed the Salemwood School to not only offer an expanded day but it has given teachers time to plan together, to discuss student issues, to meet with parents as a team, and to study student data and identify students in need of math and reading intervention.

Students are receiving longer core classes which allows for additional time to not only teach but to reinforce lessons with differentiated instruction. Students are also getting time to reinforce their learning during an additional core every other day.

In addition to time in learning, students are also connecting through enrichment classes across grade levels.

ELT is truly a gift to children who will excel in academics by building core skills for lifelong learning. Expanded learning time is the foundation for children to have the opportunity to reach the heights of success as individuals, as community members, and as productive and confident members of society.

Kathleen Sullivan
Elementary Teacher

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This post is part of a 4 week blog series from teachers at The Salemwood School in Malden, Massachusetts. Learn more