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. Short breaks 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)