For the last 5 months, we have had 16 teams of 6 teachers working on interdisciplinary units that combine 3 of our traditional subjects. This was on the basis that each unit was 9 weeks long and most teams by now were pleased with the planning so far. But … and it’s a big but … it became obvious to all that 9 weeks was just too little time to do anything significant. Our middle leaders proposed us cutting the number of annual units to 8 and dividing the 16 units already planned over two years. This just made too much sense to nearly everyone and we quickly moved on it.