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Lesson Plans


Block scheduling

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John Scott (jscott)
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 15:40:25 -0500 (EST)


My high school is considering alternatives to the typical 7/8 class,
46 minute period day. The faculty has been divided into study groups that
are meeting on a regular basis to discuss information from other schools
about scheduling. My department's concern (which is very much my own, since
I'm the lowest in seniority) is that the forms of block classes considered
will mean that fewer students will sign up for our classes, and there will
be reductions in the number of staff. We would be interested in e-mailing,
and possibly even talking to anyone out there who is in a block schedule.
Our main concern is how it will effect our program. Personally, I'm
in favor of the longer class-time, because I could do so much more with the
students, but I'm only in favor of it if it can be done so that it doesn't
destroy the curriculum we've already developed and implemented.
Thanks for your time and help!
John Scott
Rutherford B. Hayes High School
Delaware, Ohio

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