School 6-7 Days A Week?

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  1. Math

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    What are your thoughts on having school 6 or 7 days a week? I was thinking wouldn't it be more beneficial to either have school 6 or 7 days a week or have it through the summer? This way students are not forgetting as much information. I mean over the summer I know students forget a lot of what they were taught. I just wanted to know your thoughts. I mean plus this way you would be able to cover more of your content. Plus having that extra days to do more with your classes. :)
     
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  3. JustMe

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    I'd quit. In a heartbeat. ;)
     
  4. Math

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    :lol:
     
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    Kids need a childhood. I'm actually a proponent of 4 longer days a week.
     
  6. teacherintexas

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    Me too.

    I love my job. I love my kids.

    But I wouldn't keep that love if I never got to relax and work on my home.
     
  7. JustMe

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    Same here.
     
  8. Caesar753

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    I think it's a terrible idea. I would also quit.

    If a student can't remember material for two days, then it probably wasn't taught well or should be reinforced for a longer period of time.

    Kids need to play, to interact with other kids, and to spend time with their families.
     
  9. Croissant

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    Me too! I'm constantly saying that!

    I've also wondered about 4 day weeks for on or above level students and then using every Friday as a flex day for struggling students. I think it could possibly be better for everyone if lower level students got a whole day a week without the full class rather than trying to cram intervention time into the regular routine.

    Of course, selfishly I'd rather have the 3 day weekend every week
     
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    From what I understand there is a lot of evidence that supports a longer school year. Summer vacation is certainly an issue. I would not be in favor of a 6 day school week...7 days not a chance.
     
  11. Pashtun

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    At the school I work at this idea would be cringed at. Many teachers at our school(myself included) believe the high achieving students should be getting just as much attention as the struggling students. That they have an equal right/need to their "intervention" time without a full class in your example..

    I 100% agree with you about not trying to cram intervention time into the regular school day.
     
  12. BioAngel

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    Me too!

    I would prefer to have my summer vacation, although I know it does effect student's learning. However if parents are on top of what their kids are doing over the summer- tutoring, clubs, etc.- knowledge won't be lost necessarily.

    I use my summers to continue my learning with professional development, reading books, going to places I would never be able to do during the school year. I need to be able to grow as a learner too- during the school year I'm giving my all to my students and school, I need some "me time" sometime :)
     
  13. TamiJ

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    lol. Yeah. That´s just too much.
     
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    Yeah, I think that would be too much for Miss Zelda here as well. :D
     
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    At that point, using your idea of school every day, Math, you might as well make the kids wards of the state or defacto prisoners.
     
  16. Ms. I

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    Heck no would I want 6 or 7 day school weeks!

    I started a thread about 4-day school weeks a while back. I'm sure many more people would rather have that (& longer days).
     
  17. DigitalDiva25

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    Thats such a great idea, I would loooooove to do what I do every single day, it wouldn't feel like work anyways :D
     
  18. sevenplus

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    Not good for teachers, not good for children, and not good for families.
     
  19. melnm

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    Are you kidding??
     
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    The school I taught at in India was 6 days a week. Many students even went to "tuition" on the 7th day for extra learning. The school days were shorter though. Students went to school from 8-1. This is because the children are needed at home to do morning chores, and evening chores. They went home for lunch and then had "tuition", which is an hour long class (4:30-5:30) hosted locally in each village. Students did their homework during this time and sometimes the tuition teachers taught more content. All students from the village went to the same tuition class, even though they go to different schools during the day.

    During the summer, students go to tuition for two hours a day.

    But it's a very different lifestyle and culture over there.
     
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    I just don't think I could do it. By Wednesday, I am usually dying for the weekend, and I would go insane if I didn't have my summer vacation. I need that time to relax, refresh, and reflect. It makes me a better teacher.
     

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