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Thinking Inside the Block Schedule

Thinking Inside the Block Schedule
Strategies for Teaching in Extended Periods of Time

April 2000 | 224 pages | Corwin
This book offers practical, tested strategies for teaching within extended periods of instructional time -- blocks.

An excellent guide for teachers and administrators lookking to implement block scheduling in their schools.

Making the Right Choices
Which Play Is Appropriate Considering the Audience, Schoolhouse and Resources?

Preproduction Considerations
Back Drop, Scenery, Ambiance
Creating the Climate

Organizing the Script
Designing the Curriculum

Writing the Script
Lesson Planning

The Opening Scene
Generating and Sustaining Attention

Developing the Plot
Selecting Instructional Strategies

The Plot Thickens
Active Learning and Deeper Understanding

Technical Staging
Using Technology to Enhance Learning

Bringing the Curtain Down
Closing the Lesson and Homework Techniques

Where Is My Place Onstage?
Planning for Differentiated Learning in the Block

Stage Management
Classroom Management Strategies

Critic's Choice
Understanding and Assessment

Taking the Show on the Road
Suggestions for Practice and Learning from the Field


Pamela M. Robbins

Pam Robbins earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she consults with school systems, professional organizations, State Departments of Education, leadership academies, and corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her presentation topics include professional learning communities, effective teaching, how the brain learns, emotional intelligence, leadership, teaching in the block schedule, peer coaching, school culture, and presentation skills. Pam has served as a teacher, high school basketball coach, administrator,... More About Author

Gayle H. Gregory

Gayle H. Gregory is first and foremost a teacher, having experienced teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities. She has had extensive district-wide experience as a curriculum consultant and staff development coordinator. Gayle was principal/course director at York University for the Faculty of Education, teaching in the teacher education program.Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, differentiated instructional and assessment strategies, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, student motivation, RTI Tier One, collaborative learning, common core, renewal... More About Author

Lynne E. Herndon

Lynne Herndon has over twenty years experience teaching science at the middle, high school and college level, five of which have been in a block schedule. She has conducted workshops at the local, state, and national levels in the areas of classroom management, curriculum mapping, differentiated instruction, integrating technology and teaching in a block schedule. She also has experience working in staff development, curriculum design and school improvement planning. Lynne’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in General Science from Buena Vista University and a Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of... More About Author

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