Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - the Horrors of Three-Hour Lessons: Opinion

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - the Horrors of Three-Hour Lessons: Opinion

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I came across a school that holds three-hour lessons with no breaks most of the time. Give your opinions please.

sos53125

Personally I would avoid it like the plague. I've worked in a school where 90 minutes was the normal lesson length. Some of these lessons were doubled to make a three-hour lesson, which was just unbearable. Even the most focused kids, and the teaching staff to be honest, began to run out of steam after 40 minutes.

les25paul

My worry would be that you only get to see the kids once a week or once a fortnight so you would spend a lot of time recapping the last lesson before you could move on.

airy

Personally (sod the kids for a moment), I struggle with a two-hour double lesson. A chance to change class for teacher and child gives everyone a few minutes to stop and think (or not, as the case may be).

Captain Obvious

I worked in an academy that had three-hour lessons and it was hell, both for the kids and the teachers. …

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