Short classes affect students, teachers

Diego Ochoa ’19, Photo Editor

In this A-B schedule, classes change every day. Recently, many teachers and students have been frustrated by the fact that many of the shortened days have landed on an A Day.


Teachers have to adjust their lesson plan and maximize instruction during a limited time.This affects the continuity and the ability to get the content to the students proficiently before the semester ends.


This adds stress to all. For teachers, they have to give as much information as possible to keep up to date with their lesson plans. The stress on students is having to take in all the information at once, being required to study large amounts of content, and being assessed on it in a few days.


In addition, some teachers assign what they do not finish in class as homework in order balance the classes. This means some classes get more homework than others even if they are taught by the same teacher.


Although the administration tries its best to balance the A and B short classes days, the days become uneven because of some unforeseeable events, like the poor air quality in late November.


Students disagree on the matter, as some say they prefer shorter classes whenever they can get them, but fail to realize that while it may benefit them in the moment, in the long run, they will be more stressed because of the extra homework and lack of instruction time.