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In a message dated 07/26/2000 8:07:28 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> result of the block schedule). Looking for ways to
> address the eventual issue of student absences and sub
> ideas ( as I have subs now that cannot handle a 45
> minute art class) Pros & cons pov welcome, as my
> district is jumping headfirst into the shallow end of
> the block schedule pool!!
I have been working with the block schedule for the last 2 years. We have 95
min classes every other day. The students love it and they get a lot done in
class. You have to break it up with demo's, critiques, and stretching.
We had a lot of concerns with absences, but if they miss 2 days they only
missed you one time. The one time is equal to 2 old class days but they make
up fast. It allows you to present a lesson and have them work on it in the
same period so that they don't loose continuity.
We could never go back and when we have a minimum day the kids say this is
weird and they prefer the block schedule. You will not regret it!
San Jose CA
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