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Re: The Internet Art Forum

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Frank Trebel (fpt.pa.us)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 11:38:41 -0500 (EST)

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I'm wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with intensified
scheduling. This new emphasis on scheduling longer classes has cropped
up in the past few years and a lot of schools seem to be going to this
type of time alotment. Instead of eight 45 minute periods, four 90
minute periods are replacing the tradition setup. I have been doing this
job for a lot of years and I think that an hour and a half to keep middle
school students focused on an art project or any other class may be a lot
to ask.
Our high school is planning on doing this type of scheduling next year
with the high school and with our middle school the follwing year. If
you have tried this scheduling please let me know how it works. I'm
wondering....
1. Does it really work?
2. Do the students focus well enough to warrant the time?
3. What happens with students who are absent for several days?
4. Is make-up a problem?
5. Do you use more materials with the extended time?
6. Do you cover more or less or the same amount of material?
7. Does it change the budget considerations for supplies at all?

If you have any answers to these questions, let me know.

Thanks.......

Frank Trebel


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