Modified Block Schedule
I teach at a high school which is in its first year operating under a Modified Block Schedule. Basically, that means some subjects are taught in a block setting, every day for 84 mins either from Sept-Jan or Jan-June (English, Science, most Maths.)
Yet, other classes follow a traditional schedule, 40 minutes a day, all year (Geometry, Electives, Gym, History).
Even then, there are certain courses that can run in a block setting for just one quarter, a traditional setting for just two quarters, and so on. It's enough to make your head spin!
So in a given day, a student/teacher will have some classes in block setting, some classes in a traditional setting all year, some quarter blocks, and some two-quarter tranditionals. Whew!
I'm wondering if there are other teachers out there teaching successfully with this type of schedule? I'm getting used to it, and I think it's faciliating our students' learning. However, I'm just curious of others' opinions.