Improving teaching in the high school block period
Are you one of the tens of thousands of high school teachers making the transition to block scheduling? With this book, you can learn how to adjust and improve your teaching skills in the block period. Eleven high school teachers in public high schools compiled studies based upon their experiences. The result? Practical research studies that focus on the transition from short periods to block periods, innovative and complex uses of time within the period, structural innovations in programs, and utilizing an instructional coach to improve teaching and learning in block periods.
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Helping Ninth Graders Adapt
Teaching and Learning in the Block Period
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