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Overview

This ready-reference manual offers specific strategies and tools for successful block scheduling, including instructional methods with sample lessons and curricula.

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Editorial Reviews

Martin Eaddy
"Every teacher and principal should use this book to ensure a successful block scheduling initiative."
Wendy Tomberlin
"Whether on the block or considering block scheduling, every principal and teacher needs his or her own personal copy of The Block Scheduling Handbook."
James Freemyer
"The research-based principles espoused in this handbook helped transform our upper school into a true college preparatory institution. This complete how-to book provides valuable, concrete ideas for subject area teachers while supporting administrative efforts to maximize opportunities using block scheduling. I highly recommend this book if your school is initiating, adapting, or question the block scheduling approach. This book will reinvigorate your efforts to truly impact student learning."
Jim R. Watson
"Should be required reading for every high school administrator and educators in general. By highlighting research-based best practices, the author has put forth cutting-edge strategies that will not only improve student achievement, but also provide teachers with 21st-century skills to differentiate instruction. "
Henry Peel
"A wonderful guide for school leaders as they create a contemporary schedule for middle and high school students to take advantage of a variety of curricular offerings. This second edition is comprehensive, with numerous subject-centered examples and detailed specifics for those desiring to move to more advanced designs. It is no wonder why Queen is often referred to as thefather of the new block schedule."
Ding Zhenguo
"An excellent step-by-step guide to all the stages of improving instruction on the block schedule at any level. As a guest faculty member at our university in China, Dr. Queen used the text to train numerous doctoral students, school principals, and classroom teachers in this scheduling practice. The new edition is even more advanced, with excellent designs and detailed activities in a variety of subject areas."
Bob Algozzine
"This is the complete, step-by-step guide for administrators and teachers interested in all stages of going to or improving instruction on the block. Building on its predecessor as well as the author’s international and national reputation and experience, this edition includes numerous subject-centered examples and detailed specifics for those interested in moving to more advanced designs. If you have one book on block scheduling in your library, it should be this one."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945260
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: One-Off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Allen Queen is professor and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former classroom teacher, principal, college administrator, and university professor, he works with teachers and principals in the areas of managing priorities, time management, and stress reduction. Queen has written over 30 books and 70 articles, including The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan (Corwin Press 2004), The Block Scheduling Handbook (Corwin Press 2002), and books on karate and fitness for young readers. He has appeared on radio and television programs, including ABC's World News Now, and has been a consultant to over 160 schools and districts in 36 states and 3 foreign countries in the areas of classroom discipline, school safety, block scheduling, and time management.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
About the Author
1. High Schools on the Block
2. Benefits and Cautions
3. Developmental Aspects of Growth and Behavior
4. Building the Block Culture in the School
5. Selecting the Best Fit
6. Block Scheduling in the Middle School
7. The Elementary School on the Block
8. Aligning Standards and Course Content
9. Samples of Curriculum Alignment and Pacing
10. Effective Instructional Strategies for Block Scheduling
11. Teacher-Directed Instruction
12. Discovery and Inquiry
13. Simulations and Role Playing
14. Cooperative Learning
15. Synectics
16. Socratic Seminar
17. Instructional Assessment
18. Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
19. A Guide to Traditional and Authentic Assessment
References, Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Index

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