This book provides teachers with a four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous teaching strategies to build higher-level thinking skills and increase student learning in extended class periods.

Tools for Teaching in the Block

Tools for teaching in the block

More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which teaching is given.


What are the Tools?

While establishing a solid curriculum through curriculum mapping and developing solid instruction through well-thought-out lesson plans are excellent places to begin the journey of teaching in a block schedule, every teacher knows that there are also tools that must be employed in order to deliver the curriculum effectively. Merenbloom and Kalina (2007) and Wolfe (2001) both stress that the most powerful strategies teachers can use are those that will increase their students' retention, understanding, and application of the content they have learned. Furthermore, according to Williams and Dunn (2008), “When the ...

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