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"Every teacher and principal should use this book to assure a successful block scheduling initiative."
Dr. Martin Eaddy, Superintendent
Lincoln County Schools
"Whether on the block or considering block scheduling, every principal and teacher needs his or her own personal copy of The Block Scheduling Handbook."
Wendy Tomberlin, Math Teacher
Mt. Pleasant High School
Mt. Pleasant, NC
Experience the advantages of block scheduling--gain the confidence and tools to put your school on the block!
Block Scheduling has succeeded in boosting student and teacher performance in an increasing number of schools across the country. Based in the simple idea of organizing a course around one semester in an extended class time of 90 minutes, this versatile scheduling program encourages more comprehensive immersion into subject matter, improved student-teacher rapport, and decreased disciplinary problems.
While the benefits of the block are undeniable, changing the conventional scheduling process may seem a daunting task to many educators. The Block Scheduling Handbook assuages this apprehension and bolsters confidence by providing practical information proven to be effective. Covering every aspect of designing the right block scheduling program for your school, this ready-reference manual offers specific tips and tools placed within a broader theoretical context.
|About the Author|
|1||High Schools on the Block||1|
|2||Benefits and Cautions||5|
|3||Developmental Aspects of Growth and Behavior||13|
|4||Building the Block Culture in the School||31|
|5||Selecting the Best Fit||35|
|6||Block Scheduling in the Middle School||39|
|7||The Elementary School on the Block||51|
|8||Aligning Standards and Course Content||65|
|9||Samples of Curriculum Alignment and Pacing||73|
|10||Effective Instructional Strategies for Block Scheduling||99|
|12||Discovery and Inquiry||117|
|13||Simulations and Role Play||125|
|18||Program Evaluation and Student Assessment||181|
|19||A Guide to Traditional and Authentic Assessment||199|
|References, Recommended Readings||231|