Guidelines for 90-180-Minute Class Meetings

While faculty will adjust the rhythm of class meetings to suit their students’ needs and the course content, this is one possible sequence for a 90-minute class meeting. Divide the time into 4 parts that engage students in different modes of learning. For a 180-minute class, you might adjust the time estimates offered here, or repeat the plan twice. Several Short breaks, or one longer break, are essential for combating Zoom fatigue.

1. Discussion (20-30 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

2. Content Delivery (15-20 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

3. Coached Practice to Apply the New Content (20-25 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

4. Reflection (5-10 minutes)