Modified Block Schedule

Modified Block Schedule:

 

What is a Modified Block Schedule? A modified block schedule is a schedule that combines a regular 7-period day and two block days during a five day week. A regular 7-period day has class periods that are 48 minutes in length. Block days consistent of four class periods that are longer periods of time. These class periods are 93 minutes in length. On a five day week students have 7-period days on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. The block days typically fall on Wednesday and Thursday. The Wednesday block day is for all odd class periods, “odd day”. That means class periods one, three, five, and seven.. Thursdays are for even class periods, “even day”. That means periods two, four, six, and then an 8th period called Academic Seminar.


Benefits of Block Scheduling:

  • Teachers see fewer students during the day, giving them more time for individualized instruction.

  • With the increased span of teaching time, longer cooperative learning activities can be completed in one class period.

  • Students have more time for reflection and less information to process over the course of a school day.

  • Teachers have more time for labs, hands-on activities, guest speakers, differentiation, re-teaching, deeper exploration

 

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