Balanced day

What does the research say?

Some schools work on a "balanced day" schedule, with two longer breaks instead of two recesses and lunch. In this section, you can find information about balanced day scheduling and the pros and cons for students, staff, and parents.

  • 2005

    Balanced School Day report

    Waterloo Region DSB, 2005 This report by Waterloo’s Superintendent of Instruction on the implementation of balanced day in the district explains the rationale, and favourably assesses the impact of implementiSng.

  • Examination of the Balanced School Day schedule

    Hamilton Wentworth DSB, undated A two-year board evaluation of the Balanced School Day (three 100-minute periods with two 40-minute breaks) found more instructional time, a cleaner school, better concentration and.