our school is looking into going from 7 periods a day to what is called modified block scheduled for next year. Several teachers have said they will quit or retire. their rationale? - they currently teach 6 classes per day with an average of say 48- 50 minutes per class. On the proposed schedule they would have 7 classes (over a 2 day period) with 90 minutes per class. I looked at the numbers - basically, a teacher will have 30 minutes more of class time per 2 day period (at the expense of planning time). Plus the additional admin duties (grading, planning, etc.) of one more class. What I would like to know from you more experienced teachers who have taught under different schedules - are there any pros to the schedule (from a teacher's perspective)? I would like to have some "ammo" in the teacher lounge discussions. The teachers who are upset are valuable teachers imo and not the type who generally gripe and complain.