Daniel Navar mentioned his new, rather odd schedule in a comment today so I thought I would post that article now. The amount of minutes we have with our classes is, in my view, a key factor in all we do, how we plan, etc. So if anyone has any ideas for Dan on how to negotiate it please put them in a comment field. For more on the topic of schedules see the “Weekly Schedules” category on the bottom right side of this page.
In our new schedule this year they are essentially giving us a new prep with a “seminar” class. Most of the teachers in the building find the whole thing incomprehensible.
I myself have taught on such a schedule before (at an exclusive private school in Santa Monica) but am unsure how it will play out at a struggling public school in south Atlanta.
Also, I am unsure of how to have a regular schedule with rituals and routines with such a beast: it is neither block schedule nor traditional, giving us 70 minute periods 2/3 days. I am thinking of having a schedule that revolves every 3 “A” days.
Your thoughts on this issue? Perhaps this is good blog fodder.
Here is the link to the schedule: