Our school board this past week voted to take my district off of the block schedule (after about a decade on it). Next year will be our final year on the block. We currently run A/B days, with four 85 minute periods per day. We will be switching to an 8 period day of 50 minutes per class. My feelings are mixed. I like that I will be able to cover more ground per school year, and will see my kids each day. But I dislike not having that extra time for longer activities and discussions. I wanted to get some thoughts on this... for high school or middle school teachers, what do you prefer if you had a choice, a traditional or block schedule?