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Topic: Re: question for you -Reply
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Re: question for you -Reply
Posted: Feb 25, 1998 11:57 AM
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>>> "" - 2/25/98 9:22 AM >>>
>It would be interesting to see if the block scheduling will
>allow you to get through all of the material. We currently have

>scheduling but not for calc so I see my kids 45 min each day. I can
>block scheduling being discussed for calc in the future so this way
I can
>have some insight as to whether it is good/bad and works/doesnt
> Thanks
>Craig Savitsky
>Manchester Twp High School
>Lakehurst NJ

I taught an AB class in a block schedule (86 minute classes, 16
weeks) for the first time last Fall. I enjoyed it. I was able to
cover all the material, and comprehension appeared better than other
years. Our challenge is managing the almost 5 month delay until the
test in May. I have several well-meaning students who plan to review
and prepare, but they will find themselves plenty busy this Spring.
We are going to meet regularly for review in March and April, however
I expect test performance will drop. And while that won't look so
good on paper, I wonder if it will weed out students who used to pass
the test because it was fresh in their minds, but who may not have
truly "learned" it (I'm not ready to jump into the learning vs.
memorization thread).

That's my first year's experience, so far, in a block schedule.

Cory Boyce
Academy of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, PA

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