Falcon Time is Useful
September 21, 2018
The time may seem to pass slowly, dragging on and on until the lunch bell finally rings. You might have absolutely nothing to do, or just too much to do in the available time. But no matter what, every student has a chance to effectively use Falcon Time for their own needs in the moment. Whether it’s a needed break from the classroom or finishing up homework.
The majority of students who dislike Falcon Time say that it’s just a waste of time. Others say that it’s not enough. I believe we can find a middle ground to this issue. There are some requests that can’t easily be fixed, like switching Falcon Time out with more lunchtime, but some solutions are better than none.
Personally, I don’t believe the schedule should be messed with any more. There are ways to work around the schedule that benefit students. For example, some students don’t like Falcon Time because they don’t think it lasts long enough. A simple solution would be doing as much as you can in the time provided, then getting a pass to the library during your lunch to continue working on it there. When it comes to the students who say it is a waste of time, the solution is a little harder. All we can ask for is patience. Teachers will start handing more work out as the year progresses. Although some think it’s useless now, opinions might change in the future.
Students who appreciate Falcon Time have commented that they like having the time to finish homework or take a break from class if they have nothing to do. They told us that they thought the time was “just right” and they would change nothing if given the chance. You can make up tests/homework from absences, check your grades, even plan a one-on-one lesson with a teacher so you can understand something better (it depends on their schedule)!
Dr. Stanley commented, “Falcon Time is the perfect time for people not to interrupt instruction, but find out what you want.” She believes it is a great opportunity to hear new ideas to bring to classes and the school to make it more enjoyable for students from other schools. “We are all Falcon’s now. It doesn’t matter what school you went to last year. We’re a Falcon Family.”