The Absolutely True Adventures of a School Librarian

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.

So how does Refuel Hour work?  The JCHS administrative team took bold moves this year researching, planning and implementing Refuel Hour; inspired by other schools who have initiated similar programs in their schools (https://www.pinterest.com/LibraryByNikki/refuel-hour/).

You can view the Google Sheet that details how Refuel Hour works at JCHS HERE.  

Want to hear a student perspective? Read this article by Julia Gorti, writer for the JETStream: http://jcjetstream.com/1690/student-life/1690/

We are in the paper, ya'll!
http://www.themadisonrecord.com/2015/08/19/jets-students-refuel-at-midday/



Image by Kristin Combs

Image by Kristin Combs

Image by Kristin Combs

Image by Kristin Combs



1 comment:

  1. I love this concept of a Refuel hour. What a fantastic way to give students autonomy and to give everyone a bit of a brain break.

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