more periods that are a lot shorter. Which would you prefer? At my current school we have 1 hour 45 minute periods. We only have 3 periods per day though. I think I would prefer to have 6 classes that are half of that length. I teach English and reading can take up some of the length but I still think I would prefer to have much shorter periods where I can try and keep the kids attention for the whole time. What do you guys think?