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Sample high school class schedule

  1. The first 5 minutes I catch my students' attention.  After I have them “hooked,” I spend…
  2. 10 minutes: reviewing yesterday’s lesson
  3. 15-20 minutes: directly teaching a new concept or building on yesterday’s concept
  4. 15 minutes: getting students involved with an extension activity in groups or alone
  5. If enough time remains, I may have the students present in front of the class.

“I think this way while I plan for my week. If my students need extra time reviewing yesterday’s lesson, I am flexible and tweak my schedule to their needs.”

from Nancy Williams, English/Reading teacher