"Lesson Planning for the block Schedule"
LESSON PLANNING FOR THE BLOCK SCHEDULE I. Three Activities per Class A. Need not be equal length 1. Large/small group – Interactive activity 2. Individual productivity – Introspective activity 3. Teacher-centered – Introduction, Informational, Instructional Activity B. Vary the amount and time of activities II. Three Kinds of Assignments (Ensures that there is always something for the students to work on) A. Due Now (within class period) B. Due Later this Week C. Due Long term III. Three Momentum Issues A. Time Management 1. Use a timer 2. Use a time schedule (write daily schedule on board) 3. Allow students some control of class time use B. Provisioning 1. Have all materials where & when they need to be for student use (Handouts, Readings, etc.) 2. PLAN AHEAD C. Movement 1. Younger students need some type of movement during class 2. Have students get up to get their own papers and materials