Block Schedule

Block scheduling is a system for scheduling the middle or high school day, typically by replacing a more traditional schedule of six or seven 40–50 minute daily periods with longer class periods that meet fewer times each day and week. For example, a typical block-schedule class might last 90 or 120 minutes and meet every other day instead of daily. Some students think we should have block schedules because they are exhausted from getting endless amounts of homework that must be turned in the next day. Student-athletes also think that it would be better to have block schedules because it gives them enough time to finish their work and turn it in on time. Other students disagree with block scheduling because they don’t want to sit in a class for 90-120 minutes of the day with the same teacher talking for the whole 90-120 minutes. I agree with having block schedules because I want to have time to be able to do work and turn it in on time especially as a student-athlete that has games from 4:00 to 11:00 pm, I also agree with block schedules because I could have enough time to rest and have more fun. What do you think of block scheduling, is it a good idea or a bad idea?