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Lesson Plans

Block Schedule, Response

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David Parsons (103137.1437)
09 Mar 96 10:42:31 EST

Our high schools went to block scheduling a couple of years ago,and most
instructors SEEM to like it. There was no reduction in staff and those with lab
classes (such as art) seem to benefit the most....

That said, we at the middle school have stubbornly refused to switch because of
a perception we have about our student's short attention spans.... Most of us
dealing with the younger students in our district find that we've adjusted quite
well to 48 minute classes even with preparation and clean up time thrown in,
and, selfishly, having prep time every other day instead of daily doesn't appeal
to us....

I guess you'll just have to look at the overall situation and weigh the pros and
cons according to YOUR unique situation. You don't describe the forms of block
classes that you think will cause a R.I.F....