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Bell Schedules

Scott S. Floyd

As we move into a PBL setting at our middle school campus, the campus committee would like some examples of bell schedules used in secondary level PBL schools. Any ideas out there that anyone would be willing to share with us? Thanks in advance.

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Hi Scott, When we committed

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Hi Scott,
When we committed to PBL at our middle school, we created space by combining language arts and social studies into Humanities and so now we have a 5 period day with Humanities, Science and Math each having 85 minutes and then 2 60 minute periods for electives. Because we have teams of 3 academic teachers, they also have the ability to adjust their times when needed with in the Academic block.We have 3 "academies" that have different time schedules so we only have a bell in the morning and at dismissal. I would be happy to send you a copy of our master schedule if you would like.

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Hi Twila,
We are working on changing our class schedule around. We also have 3 SLC's. I would much like to see your bell schedules, and any other details of how you hang it all together.
Thanks in advance.


Hi Daniel, I am actually in

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Hi Daniel,
I am actually in China this year and don't have access to the bell schedule that we used to send you. I can try to explain it a bit. Each academy has a two hour block for electives, then the rest of the time is divided into the three 85 minute periods. This works well for the academies that the elective block the first two hours of the day or the last two. It's a little messy for the academy that had electives in the middle of the day because one of the 85 minute periods was split into a 40 minute and 45 minute class with lunch and electives in between. I hope this helps a little and if I can get a copy of the schedule I will certainly let you know.

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