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Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule

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June 2010 | 336 pages | Corwin

"This is an incredible resource for teachers interested in ways to use best practices in planning for differentiation. The highly readable text is packed with user-friendly strategies for incorporating formative and summative assessments, brain-compatible learning, backward design lesson planning, and more. I will pick up this book again and again!"
—Jodi Mulholland, Principal
Stonybrook School, Kinnelon, NJ

"The checklist for reviewing and analyzing curriculum maps is powerful, giving teachers guidance on differentiating instruction while teaching on the block."
—Delphia Young, Coordinator of Special Projects
Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA

Fill in the blocks with time-tested tips and tools!

Block scheduling offers a valuable opportunity to tailor differentiated teaching and learning styles to students. Extended time also opens the door for exploring concepts, independent study, group work, and collaboration. This handy reference will alleviate "idea block" and provide creative teaching strategies.

Gayle H. Gregory and Lynne E. Herndon provide in-depth coverage of best practices in Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule along with a full range of visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learning opportunities. Highlights include:

  • Strategies to help all learners succeed
  • Information on learning styles, multiple intelligences, data-driven and standards-based lesson planning, teaching methods, and curriculum alignment
  • More than 100 planning tools, matrixes, rubrics, templates, graphic organizers, and choice boards

Teachers will find a wealth of practical tips and proven research-based teaching strategies that maximize learning during the block.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Introduction
 
2. Who Are the Learners?
 
3. Planning for Instruction
 
4. Classroom Management
 
5. Brain-Based Learning
 
6. Lesson Plans in Action
 
7. Evidence-Based Best Practices
 
8. Cooperative Learning
 
9. Assessing Student Learning
 
10. Using Assessment to Adjust, Compact, and Group
 
11. Technology Integration
 
12. Final Thoughts
 
References
 
Index

“This is an incredible resource for teachers who are looking for ways to use best practices in planning for differentiation. The highly readable text is packed with user-friendly strategies for incorporating formative and summative assessments, brain-based learning, learning styles, backwards design lesson planning, and more. I will pick this book up again and again!”

Jodi Mulholland, Principal
Stonybrook School, Kinnelon, NJ

“The checklist for reviewing and analyzing curriculum maps is powerful, giving teachers guidance with differentiating instruction while teaching on the block.”

Delphia Young, Coordinator of Special Projects
Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA
Key features
  • Teachers will find all the tips and tools they need to use projects, centers, choice boards, graphic organizers, and many other research-based teaching strategies proven to help diverse learners succeed during extended periods of instructional time.
  • Instructional leaders, curriculum designers, and teacher trainers will find more than 100 planners, matrixes, templates, rubrics, and choice boards that can be adapted to multiple block formats.
  • By Gayle H. Gregory and Lynne E. Herndon, authors of best-selling resources in professional development for teachers and school leaders.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Who Are the Learners?


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