ERIC Number: EJ513915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Improving School Climate: Alternating-Day Block Schedule.
Hackmann, Donald G.
Schools in the Middle, v5 n1 p28-33 Sep 1995
Examines the implementation of an alternating day schedule in middle school. It is suggested that block scheduling provides an effective instructional alternative to the traditional six- or seven-period format, creating a relaxed atmosphere while decreasing stress and improving attitudes of both students and teachers. Blocks provide a gradual transition to a developmentally appropriate environment for middle-school students. (AA)
Descriptors: Alternate Day Schedules, Classroom Environment, Efficiency, Elementary Education, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Scheduling, School Schedules, Teacher Student Relationship, Time Blocks, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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