Power Point (a simplified version….no animation) from the ) October 25th PD. Download
Block Strategy handout from the Staff PD on Ocotber 25th. Download
Manipulatives for planning the block. Allows you to visually break down your day into 5 – 4 5 minute chunks. Used on the 25th PD. Download
Student Perspective on the Block – compiled by students in Mr. Anderson’s class. Used on the October 25th PD. Download
Block Strategies: Concise reminder about the ways to vary instruction on the block. View
Choreographing the Block: identifies key elements of teaching on the block. View
Planning for the Block: This link includes some worthwhile templates to help you plan out 90-minute lessons. Lots of examples are included.
Varying Instruction for the Block.pdf: Probably most relevant to Language Arts and maybe Social Studies teachers, this article from NCTE identifies some ways — and reasons — to vary instruction for the block period.
Plan.Entice.Enlighten.Engage.pdf: Strategies and Activities to use during the steps of the block schedule lesson specific lessons for math, social studies, fine arts, world language, and science.