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Holly112_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 19:37:22 PDT


My district has attempted to do block scheduling, however I don't think its
been done correctly. Having no personal experience with how this works when
its working correctly, may I ask a question?

Is it done on a four day week? (We are middle school) It seems that the
core subject teachers have the same 4 classes all week for double periods.
Non core subjects, (art, music, dance, foreign language, law and government,
etc) have between 12 and 15 classes, meeting just 1 or two periods per week.
I would love to see all my students for double periods, but I guess they do
it this way to service all the students... I was told this type of scheduling
is here to stay, but I was wondering if there was a way to get it done
better. They are still making changes, I got 3 new classes today. We are
overcrowded, 1600+ students, 2 art teachers. In NY, all students must have
(pass) a half year of art and music during 7th or 8th grade. .. This seems
more like an elementary schedule than MS.....

Just wondering how other places do it....

Holly :0)

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