Hi, all! I’m getting ready to begin my semester of student teaching at the end of this month. I am really excited for it. The school district is nice, and my mentor teacher seems like a great person. My biggest worry is planning 90-minute periods. The way my school does it is the kids have six 90-minute classes per day, and they’re the same classes each day, so I will see the same students each day. Last semester, I did my pre-service student teaching in a district that had seven 50-minute periods each day. I felt that 50 minutes was a good amount of time for a lesson, but I’m worried about teaching for 90 minutes. This is my first experience with block scheduling, and it’s somewhat intimidating. For those of you that have or had block scheduling, how do/did you fill the time? I will be teaching English. I’m sure my mentor teacher will give me guidance on planning for this amount of time, but block scheduling is really daunting at the moment. Thanks in advance!