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Eight-class schedule allows teachers freedom to teach other than to tests [Letter]
I can see good things coming from the new fluctuating schedule for students in the coming year. Decades ago, in the fall of 1972, I entered the seventh grade at Ridgely Junior High (yes, it was not a middle school back then and taught grades seven, eight and nine). The teachers at the school were trying an experimental schedule for just the three morning periods prior to lunch. The three, 50-minute classes were changed to five, 30-minute "modules" that were exchanged among the teachers to extend lessons beyond the norm for in-depth lessons and exploratory learning. It also allowed for time reduction where it seemed to benefit students by reducing boredom in some subjects.
November 12, 2013