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Re: Block Scheduling at Middle School Level--Suggested Models?


From: |||| (gosborne_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 16 2002 - 09:01:47 PST

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Subject: Block Scheduling at Middle School Level--Suggested Models?

> Our administration keeps TALKING about putting our school on a block
> or flexible schedule, but no one seems to know how to plan it. I would be
> interested in hearing about how you (art teachers) like it and how it is
> implemented in your building.
> I have heard of some models where the academics are 90 minutes long, but
> and music stay at 45 minutes. That does not sound like an improvement if
> have a long project planned.
> For those of you who did switch to block scheduling, how many years did it
> take to get the plan from the drawing board to implementation?
> Thanks for any information you can give me. If you feel that this topic
> not relevant to the majority of the art teachers who read the list, feel
> to e-mail me at
> Irene
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