That’s Why School Lessons Last Exactly 45 Minutes

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Have you ever wondered why your classes are so long? If you’re sitting in class, bored out of your mind, wondering who came up with the idea of making the lesson so long, you’re about to find out!

Some people claim that 9-year-old children, for example, can concentrate for an hour. However, according to The Washington Post, physiologically, after just 20 minutes of sitting, the brain starts to receive less oxygen and glucose, which decreases concentration. We’re about to tell you how class duration was determined and about the intense debate surrounding class timings, which started centuries ago and is still raging!

TIMESTAMPS:
Who to blame for having to get up so early to head to school 0:59
How the 45-minute system was established 2:09
How the USA established their education system 4:43
The “A Nation at Risk” report 6:07
Strong debate 7:28

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SUMMARY:
– The educational system of the country you live in might have been inspired by the Prussian school system. So if you live in the United States, Germany, Finland, or the UK, you’re affected by the decisions Prussia made in the 19th century.
– Back then, critics weren’t so concerned about children having time to chill, but they were concerned that digestion seemed to cause an afternoon lull after lunch, preventing children from concentrating.
– The circadian clock expects you to digest food at certain times, so your energy levels dip between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
– In the US, the state of Massachusetts was trying to find the best educational approach. Horace Mann, the secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education at the time, was trying to understand why children were so unruly at school.
– Massachusetts became the first state to provide all citizens with free education. During the next 66 years, all the other states followed its example and taught the Prussian way.
– In 1983, the US government called for education reform in the “A Nation at Risk” report. The report declared that the educational system was starting to slide.
– The conclusion was that schools would start to use computers and new software, but the system itself remains largely unchanged.
– The Prussian system has been adopted as a “one size fits all” approach, and it has been criticized for this reason. Not everyone learns at the same pace and with the same methodology because we’re all different!

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44 thoughts on “That’s Why School Lessons Last Exactly 45 Minutes

    BRIGHT SIDE

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    What would be your alternative answer to the question "Why school lessons last 45 minutes"?

    nmunro

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Mine are 75 min

    Mc Muffin

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Well its a good thing they dont last an hour

    Grim Reaper

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    for me
    elementary:45
    middle school:73
    highschool:50
    who sees sometimes wrong with this?

    Niovi Lylakou

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    For me it’s one hour and five minutes

    Niovi Lylakou

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Cool

    Grim Reaper

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    wat if ur classes are 73minutes long?

    batmanbinsuparman

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    In morroco:
    Elementary school:2h-4h
    Anything else:1h-2h

    Tetravaal YT

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    My lessons are 60 minutes, it isn’t normal?

    Tetravaal YT

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Who else hates school?

    Maja_ _

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    In my school they last 50 minutes😅

    Kids Learn Art! Oh Yeah!

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    60 minutes sometimes 2 hours and 7 hours a day! Its so not fair…I LIVE IN ENGLAND!!!!

    mustang19898

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Wait until you go to university and the professor lectures for 1 1/2 hours. Sometimes the class only meets once a week and you're stuck in class for 3 hours.

    Gupsy

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    I have 4 80 minute classes

    Tessa Weekamp

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    for me it's 55 minutes per class.

    Lauryn Alexander

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Life…. is w…..weird…..

    If you think about it…

    annie riyell eats poop

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    It's more like an hour at my school

    Cat fridges

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Boy mine is an hour and exactly 7 minutes

    Football buddy

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    In the UK lessons last 1 hour

    Emilien thevenin

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    In France we go to high school at 8h20 am and it ends at 6 pm and there are a few days we finish earlier. The classes last 55 minutes and sometimes 1h55. We live at school…

    EpicPenguStudios

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    We have an hour of french ugh

    Te Tace

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Each lesson in my high school is 50 mins

    Bella Delliquadri

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Lies! When I was in school they were 50 minutes.

    Manbo55:D Virk

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    80min in our school

    Maria Saab

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    We have 3 classes straight after each other. Then 10 min break and again and again. We stay at school more than we stay at home

    Norili Zambrano

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    I homeschool my 8 yr. old and shorter periods work for us by far. Thanks for the video.

    H

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    my lessons last either 45 or 90 minutes.

    Kshitiz Kumar

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    I miss my school life

    jarcohen123

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    There is 1 hr and 15 minute classes at my community college so it’s a little longer and now I take online courses which is good bc I don’t have to rush to class in the morning

    shresth Agarwal

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Can school be ban

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    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

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    Aswah Fatima

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    In Pakistan it has 45 minutes

    Bubble Gum

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    I have lunch in school at 9:30 😒😒

    D⃠p⃠m⃠ TM

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    mч ѕchσσl íѕ 5 hσurѕ lσng ríppp

    jackson ultimate

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    60 mins

    The Neonxy

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    I prefer 10 min classes in my school😉

    Right now the classes are 45 min long soo boring😣

    Echo _

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    My school has classes 90 minutes :/

    Elizabeth Patino

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    They take 80 minutes of school

    Hannah Patton

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    In Britain our classes are 1 hour

    Karim Waelmagdy

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Mine takes 1hour for a lesson. So I come back at 2pm

    Kynslie Burke

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    where u live?

    Poseidon Gaming

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    At what time children in us wake up for school?

    Mansi Dublish

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    I feel with short breaks few classes

    Slime Girly101

    (January 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

    Like my schools math lesson it lasts 30 mins

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