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.
David Marshak is Associate Professor of Education at Seattle University, Washington. He is the author and editor of numerous education publications, including the hm Learning & Study Skills Programs published by ScarecrowEducation.
Part 1 Ninth Graders and the Block Period Chapter 2 Transitions: Helping Ninth Graders Adapt Successfully to Block Periods Chapter 3 Teaching Ninth Graders in the Block Schedule: A Search for Better Instructional Practices Part 4 Teaching and Learning in the Block Period Chapter 5 Effective Sequencing of Varied Teaching / Learning Activities in Block Periods Chapter 6 Participation and Problem Solving: Using the Block Period to Raise the Quality of Student Participation Chapter 7 Teaching Work World Components in the High School Science Classroom Chapter 8 Motivating the Alternative Learner in 100-Minute Periods Chapter 9 Cross-Age Teaching in Block Periods High School Students Teaching Elementary Students Part 10 Structural Innovations and Professional Development Chapter 11 Student Attitude and Motivation in a Two Year Integrated Curriculum, Block Period High School Program Chapter 12 The Instructional Coach's Role in Changing Instructional Practices in Block Periods