Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule
- Gayle H. Gregory - Educational Consultant, Burlington, Ontario
- Lynne E. Herndon - Clark County Public School District, Las Vegas
Secondary General Methods
"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.
Once you have Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule in hand, you will gain access to all backline masters and templates. Some of these templates are for teacher use and some will be used directly by students. The editable version allows you to simply open the appropriate file and save it to your computer. You can insert your own information into the templates so that they can be incorporated into your lessons.
Additionally, there are related journal articles to help further expand your knowledge.
“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!”
“The checklist for reviewing and analyzing curriculum maps is powerful, giving teachers guidance with differentiating instruction while teaching on the block.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Who Are the Learners?