The Block Scheduling Handbook

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-19
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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This step-by-step resource offers three block schedule models, sample lessons, instructional strategies, and templates to get a successful alternative scheduling program up and running.

Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments
About the Author
The Current Status of Block Scheduling
Block Scheduling and the High School
Developmental Aspects of Growth and Behavior Physical Development From Early Childhood Through
Adolescence Cognitive Growth Characteristics of Piaget's Stages of Cognitive
Development Schemata and the Process of Assimilation, Accomodation, and Equilibration The Sensori-Motor Period
The Period of Preoperational Thought
The Period of Concrete Operations
The Period of Formal Operations Cognitive
Theory and Block Instruction Personality Development Erikson's Stages of Personality Development Implications of Erikson's Theory for Block
Building the Block Culture in the School
Selecting the Best Fit The 4- 4 Block Schedule Model The A/B Block Schedule Model The Modified Block New Lesson Designs for the Block
Block Scheduling in the Middle School
The Middle School Defined Characteristics of the Middle School
Team Teaching Interdisciplinary Teaming Block Classes or Periods
Advisory Programs Benefits of the Block Schedule in the Middle School
Shortfalls of the Traditional Schedule
The Flexible/Alternate/Navigate (FAN)
Models Advantages of Modified Schedules in the Middle School Teaching in the Block in the Middle School Summary
The Elementary School on the Block Historical Events Impacting the Elementary School National Initiatives America 2000
For Today's Students, Better, More Accountable Schools
For Tomorrow's Students, a New Generation of American Schools
For the Rest of Us (Yesterday's Students and Today's Workforce), a Nation of Students
Communities Where Learning Can Happen Goals 2000
Educate America Act A State Example
The Elementary Curriculum in North Carolina Technology English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Fine Arts
Dance Fine Arts: Music Fine Arts
Theater Fine Arts
Visual Arts Organizational Patterns Disadvantages of Graded Arrangement Alternative Possibilities for Scheduling 4-Blocks Model for Elementary Education Parallel Block Scheduling
Aligning Standards and Course Content Models for Use of Instructional Time Limiting Content Notes to Remember Assigning Outside Content Integrating Content
C-Clustering Curriculum Alignment and Instructional Pacing Curriculum Alignment
Phase 1 Curriculum Alignment
Phase 2 Instructional Pacing
Phase 1 Instructional Pacing
Phase 2
Sample of Curriculum Alignment and Pacing
Effective Instructional Strategies for Block Scheduling Cooperative Learning
The Case Method Socratic Seminar Synectics Concept Attainment Inquiry Method Simulations Recommendations for Improving Block Scheduling for the Future
Teacher-Directed Instruction Direct Instruction as a Teaching Model
Direct Instruction as a Continuum of Teaching Behaviors Summary Our Mr. Jefferson
A Sample Teacher-Directed Lesson
Discovery and Inquiry Discovery Learning History and Research Promises and Pitfalls Summary
The Inquiry Training Model History and Research Promises and Pitfalls Summary
Building the Tower: A Sample Discovery Method Activity
Simulations and Role Play Simulations Forms for the Simulation Model Rationale for Appropriate Use Lesson Design History and Research Promises and Pitfalls Summary Gifted and Talented Simulation
A Sample Lesson Using Simulation
Cooperative Learning History and Researc
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