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Thinking Inside the Block Schedule Strategies for Teaching in Extended Periods of Time by Pamela M. Robbins, Gayle H. Gregory, Lynne E. Herndon

Thinking Inside the Block Schedule Strategies for Teaching in Extended Periods of Time

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Thinking Inside the Block Schedule Strategies for Teaching in Extended Periods of Time by Pamela M. Robbins, Gayle H. Gregory, Lynne E. Herndon

This book offers practical, tested strategies for teaching within extended periods of instructional time -- blocks. An excellent guide for teachers and administrators lookking to implement block scheduling in their schools.

About the Author

Pam Robbins earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she consults with school systems, professional organizations, State Departments of Education, leadership academies, and corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her presentation topics include professional learning communities, effective teaching, how the brain learns, emotional intelligence, leadership, teaching in the block schedule, peer coaching, school culture, and presentation skills. Pam has served as a teacher, high school basketball coach, administrator, director of special projects and research, and director of training for the North Bay California Leadership Academy. She has lectured at several universities, authored and co-authored books, and developed training materials for several principals' academies. Gayle H. Gregory is first and foremost a teacher, having experienced teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities. She has had extensive district-wide experience as a curriculum consultant and staff development coordinator. Gayle was principal/course director at York University for the Faculty of Education, teaching in the teacher education program. Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, differentiated instructional and assessment strategies, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, student motivation, RTI Tier One, collaborative learning, common core, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change, and building professional learning communities. She also a trainer for Visible Learning Plus with Corwin. She is an author of numerous books related to educational neuroscience and differentiated instruction, assessment, and curriculum, including the following titles: * Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom, Second Edition (2014, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013, with Carolyn Chapman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013) * Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6 and Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12 (2011, with Amy Burkman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule (2010, with Lynne E. Herndon) * Student Teams That Get Results: Teaching Tools for the Differentiated Classroom (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Science, Grades K-8 (2009, with Elizabeth Hammerman) * Differentiating Instruction With Style: Aligning Teacher and Learner Intelligences for Maximum Achievement (2005) * The Activities for Differentiated Classroom series (2007, with Carolyn Chapman) She is affiliated with organizations such as ASCD and Learning Forward. Her ASCD publication is The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention engagement and Perseverance (2015, with Martha Kaufeldt). Gayle consults internationally with teachers, administrators, and staff developers. She and her family of two daughters and two granddaughters all reside in Burlington, Ontario. Gayle is committed to lifelong learning and professional growth for herself and others. She may be contacted at,, and @gaylegregory6. Lynne Herndon has over twenty years experience teaching science at the middle, high school and college level, five of which have been in a block schedule. She has conducted workshops at the local, state, and national levels in the areas of classroom management, curriculum mapping, differentiated instruction, integrating technology and teaching in a block schedule. She also has experience working in staff development, curriculum design and school improvement planning. Lynne's educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in General Science from Buena Vista University and a Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Lynne is dedicated to providing research-based growth opportunities that have practical applications for classroom teachers. Lynne's written works includes Differentiated Instruction in a Block Schedule written with co-author Gayle Gregory, Thinking Inside the Block Schedule written with co-authors, Pam Robbins and Gayle Gregory, Thinking Inside the Block: The Teacher's Day Planner, written with co-author Pam Robbins, both published by Corwin Press (1998). Lynne may be contacted at 702-269-4872 or by E-mail at

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Publication date

9th June 2000


Pamela M. Robbins, Gayle H. Gregory, Lynne E. Herndon

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Corwin Press Inc an imprint of SAGE Publications Inc


224 pages


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