The Block Scheduling Handbook

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Corwin Press, 2003 - Education - 251 pages
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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

A comprehensive and ready-to-use handbook that has all the components for success any school needs to get a block scheduling programme up and running. Offers step-by-step guidance for all schools.

  

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Contents

Benefits and Cautions
5
Developmental Aspects of Growth and Behavior
13
Building the Block Culture in the School
31
Block Scheduling in the Middle School
39
Advantages of Modified Schedules in the Middle School
46
The Elementary Curriculum
56
Parallel Block Scheduling
62
Samples of Curriculum Alignment and Pacing
73
Discovery and Inquiry
117
Simulations and Role Play
125
Cooperative Learning
149
Synectics
159
Socratic Seminar
169
Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
181
A Guide to Traditional and Authentic Assessment
199
References Recommended Readings
231

Effective Instructional Strategies
99
TeacherDirected Instruction
105
Internet Resources
242
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About the author (2003)

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 Teacherís 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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