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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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