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Old 02-05-2024, 09:19 AM
 
Location: A coal patch in Pennsyltucky
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My kids' schools did breakfast from something like 7:15 to first bell. There was no structure to it, if you wanted it, you went and got it.

Interesting about the shorter periods at the high school. Their high school did the opposite and went to something like 90 minute periods in general, but not for all classes. Then to add some confusion to the mix, some classes were half a semester long, but double periods, others a full semester, and others a full year. It was very confusing building their schedules each year. One year they got a new guidance counselor right in the middle of summer scheduling and those schedules were so messed up some classes didn't get straightened out about six weeks into the semester. The first week they told the kids to go to the class that was on their official schedule while they figured it out. Eventually they just told the kids to go to the class they wanted to be in and the school would make that the official schedule for the semester. It was a mess.
Most schools do breakfast like your kids. I've only encountered one that does like I described.

Regarding the length of classes, 40 minutes is typical. The junior high I mentioned has longer classes for math and English. The classes are 60 minutes instead of 40. Students are switching classes while other students are in class.

One high school does a block schedule where classes are 1:40 long. They have four classes a day that meet on alternate days. They also have a special period around lunch where they can sign up for different activities or have a study hall. My last time there they had career speakers in different locations around the school.
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Old 02-05-2024, 02:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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My kids' schools did breakfast from something like 7:15 to first bell. There was no structure to it, if you wanted it, you went and got it.

... Eventually they just told the kids to go to the class they wanted to be in and the school would make that the official schedule for the semester. It was a mess.
It's now 2024.

We've arrived!
Educational choice.
no 'SCHOOL' or it's related inefficiences required.

Science and engineering is a daily activity for youth that are engaged.
Nothing 'boring' about it. No peer pressure (disincentive?) if you are not sitting around a school 8 hrs / day with a bunch of clones.

Individual and analytical thought processes can lead to rational decision regarding science and engineering inspiration.

As I looked around at the 26 youth in our 44 person 'mixed age (age 6-86)' SS class yesterday morning... ALL of the youth were engaged and participating with excellent points and clear communication. NONE of them have been going to 'school', EVER. (Neither had most of their parents). Their grandparents had probably gone to school. They were napping. (Actually... those who had grown-up or served overseas for most of their life were quite engaged and well informed)

Each of us will follow our own path, as will those who are following us. (Watch who you are leading, and where you are leading them.)
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Old 03-01-2024, 05:29 AM
 
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As someone who went to public schools in an average semi rural middle class part of America during the 2000s I don't recall anyone I knew from my school years who went into science and engineering.

I don't recall anyone from my elementary school years saying they dreamed of being an astronaut let alone a scientist or engineer.

I heard the 1960s "Space Race" inspired many of the youth of America during that era to go into science and engineering and they ended up giving us the tech boom of the 1990s.

It seems like American society in the 90s and 2000s were more excited by Hollywood level wealth and materialism rather than build a better future.

Could 90s and 2000s America done a better job at inspiring youth to go into science and engineering?
In the 60's at our high school, a fellow student named James Deerman ran off w/ Ms Roberts, the English teacher who drove a red Corvette convertible. That was definitely an inspiration to us all.

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Old 03-01-2024, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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In the 60's at our high school, a fellow student named James Deerman ran off w/ Ms Roberts, the English teacher who drove a red Corvette convertible. That was definitely an inspiration to us all.
If she was hot AND owned a Corvette convertible, James would have been looked on upon by his male classmates as a GOD.
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