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Topic: How long are your classes?
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Evan Romer

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Re: How long are your classes?
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 6:11 PM
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MS: 38 minutes
HS: 40 minutes

Many years ago when there was discussion of reducing HS periods to 39
minutes, the physics teacher pointed out while that seems like a
change too minor to even notice, it's like cutting a week off the
school year:

5 minutes a week, times 40 weeks = five 40-minute periods.

Evan Romer
Susquehanna Valley HS
Conklin NY

On Sep 24, 2013, at 12:49PM, Steven Fenton wrote:

> I would like to do a brief survey - if you could reply to this
> message letting me know how long are your individual classes. My
> school is the midst of decreasing our classes to 39 minutes in the
> next couple of weeks. I remember our classes in the past being as
> long as 45 minutes, but as the years pass each administration is
> putting something more into our schedules decreasing instructional
> time ( for instance my school has a 40 minute lunch - 20 minutes to
> eat and then 20 minutes free time in the gym). With common core
> module lessons being a stated 45 minutes in length - how are schools
> with less time handling not being able to cover all topics? Thank
> you for your input.
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