On 10/31/14, Renee Clemmons wrote:
> Advice please! I need a list of pros and cons on the topic
> 7 periods a day versus 8 periods a day.
> Pros/Cons for teachers
> Pros/Cons for students
> My district is looking into moving to 8 periods a day.
> Thanks in advance!!
If you're looking to dumb down the students, less time to
teach is the way to go!
Carnegie Units, which is what class time used to be called,
has gone from one hour to 55 minutes to 45 minutes over the
Students spend less and less time on an academic task at all
If you teach elementary school, put a stop watch (or some
other device that marks time and will accumulate the minutes)
to the time spent on academics in a school day. If you are in
a typical situation, it will come out to about 45 minutes.
The rest of the time is spent on moving about, getting out
materials, walking here and there, and so on.
School is a time waster.
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