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New for the 2018-19 school year, Fridley Middle School has implemented WIN Time into its weekly schedule for 7th and 8th grade students. WIN, which stands for What I Need, is a dedicated intervention and enrichment time for students to address specific individual needs.
“Some students need that collaboration time with their peers, some students may need additional academic support,” said Assistant Principal Danielle Peterson. “It’s really a time for our students to either connect with staff, or each other, to help build community.”
WIN Time is held every Tuesday and Wednesday for 30 minutes. Each week, teachers assign an academic support session with students. These sessions can focus on reviewing a lesson to allow the student to get caught up in class, dedicated homework time, or making up an exam. Alternatively, students who do not have an academic session assigned will have the ability to sign up for an enrichment course to attend. Some enrichment examples include guitar lessons, making friendship bracelets, playing sports and more.
Each Tuesday and Wednesday, teachers alternate between holding an academic session and teaching an enrichment course.
“This dedicated time allows our students to take ownership of their own learning,” said Peterson. “We want school to be a fun and safe place for our students. WIN Time is about our students taking ownership and identifying what they need to help them function throughout the school day.”
Peterson said the students have been enjoying WIN Time since it was implemented at the beginning of the school year.
“Ultimately, our students will benefit from the extra academic time, or the extra social time with their friends,” Peterson said. “We want our students to feel more connected to their peers and staff members, and we want to continue on building that positive school culture in our building.”