Nikki is a veteran educator, librarian, Instructional Technology Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Network President Elect.
Nikki is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration with other education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens.
The Absolutely True Adventures of a School Librarian
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Refuel Hour: Lunch, Clubs, Advisory and MORE in just ONE HOUR!
Image by Kristin Combs
At James Clemens High School (JCHS) all classes stop for one hour every day and Refuel Hour begins. During Refuel Hour our 1600+ students eat lunch, attend clubs (no before/after school clubs), connect through Advisory sessions, get tutoring, tinker in the library's MakerSpace, and more. Teachers during Refuel Hour eat lunch, hold office hours, lead clubs, tutor, conduct Advisory sessions and more.
Impossible you say? This couldn't possibly work?! Many of us thought the same thing but have been amazed at just how well Refuel Hour is working. Even though we have only been in school eight days, I think our students would revolt if we went back to the old lunch wave system.