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To Andrew Falvey regarding block scheduling: We are in our third year of
block scheduling at the High School and it is working very well for most
subjects, but especially for art. The longer classes allow us to do
better studio work. It is ideal for project oriented subjects. Of
course with Outcome based education, which we have here in Pennsylvania,
all subject areas are now doing more projects, building portfolios,
etc. The biggest problem for teachers has been how to fill 80-90
minutes of time when they are so used to only going for 50. But I don't
think any teacher or student would go back to a day with 7 periods
again. Hope that helps.
Pam L. Boiling Springs H.S. Pennsylvania