We have a very interesting schedule at high school where I work. We have some days with every period, others with longer periods and some missing periods and then a short day on Friday. Memorizing this schedule takes a little doing. The period vary from 45 to 82 miutes in length.
There are times when I welcome the long period and other times when I wish the day would be a short one. Overall I see the value in it, but sometimes it is a little crazy. There are times when I think the long periods encourage a lot of talking and visiting back and forth among the students and other times when I am glad the periods are longer, because you can accomplish a particular assignment that takes longer than normal.
I find this to be particularly true in Photoshop and Sociology. We need extra time to accomplish certain goals and the longer periods are just great for accomplishing that.
From what I hear from the students, not many of them favor longer periods which is not a surprise to me.
I guess the best thing is to go with the flow and make it work for that particular day. I am thankful that for the most part I am able to do that and things go well. It is a blessing.
Father, thanks for your abiity to see the big picture and to remain focused on you. Amen.
Ephesians 5:15-17; Colossians 4:5