Should we have A day or B day at school?
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Those are just the problems for the teachers. Students can also be adversely affected by block to Students scheduling; they report having more extensive homework to complete daily in each discipline even though the number of homework assignments has dropped from six to four. They also find it harder to make up absences. In an alternate day setting, they still have to prepare for six classes every other day, and still have the same number of tests, quizzes, etc. They may become bored easily if the teaching methods are too teacher focused. Plus, some students have a more difficult time keeping up with the faster pace that is inherent to block scheduling.
There are also many issues concerning the scheduling and sequencing of a Foreign Language class. It is especially important when planning the schedule to ensure that courses are offered sequentially so that students have the option to continue the study of the language without long time lapses. It is equally important for students to realize that extended
interruptions will impact onto their level of language proficiency.
A/B Block Schedules often need wide availability of courses. Students pursuing more advanced levels of language study are frequently enrolled in advanced courses in other disciplines. For this reason, it is essential to guarantee that singleton
courses in the upper levels are scheduled in order to avoid potential conflict. In addition, students who delay their study of the foreign language until the last two semesters of their senior year, must have the courses available to meet their college requirements. The schedules also need to look at the ease of the development of language proficiency. Foreign language teachers have been the most vocal group in their opposition to block scheduling. They are greatly concerned about the possible impact of the block schedule onto the development of language proficiency. Foreign language educators believe that language development occurs during a long, uninterrupted sequence of language study.
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Vote Placed by wipefeetnmat 10 months ago
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