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We are switching to block scheduling in our middle school next year. That means 70 minute classes in seventh grade ELA. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Mar 26, 2016 7:20am

  • English Language Arts
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    • Mar 30, 2016 7:34pm

      I was nervous about the switch and ended up really liking block schedule. This is for high school math:

      I started with a warm up, then used some time to go over homework and answer questions (usually not enough time for this!), which works well in groups. Then I would present a lesson, take a break to work in groups, and then present some more (to cover the material that would have been done in 2 classes before). Keep the students active, change things up with group work, projects, individual class work and other activities that relate to your subject. Good luck! It takes some getting used to but has a lot of advantages too!