School scheduling strategies: New ways of finding time for students and staff

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Administrators' guide to time-effective, learning-focused scheduling Strategies and techniques to make ample learning time for students - and for staff development, faculty meetings, planning, and extracurricular activities Concise coverage of traditional, block, and modified block scheduling techniques From the text: "Question: What does scheduling have to do with instruction? "Answer: Scheduling has a direct link to classroom instruction, a connection that...instructional leaders take seriously enough to carefully build a schedule designed to aid and improve pedagogy.... [T]he instructional program should drive scheduling choices, not the reverse." Administrators are under pressure to schedule a large number and variety of events while maintaining instructional integrity. This new book by three seasoned administrators provides practical, expert guidance in scheduling strategies and techniques that help you build schedules that provide time for quality learning - and also for staff development, faculty meetings, and the many other school time needs. Each step in the scheduling process is detailed and illustrated with practical examples. A variety of traditional and recent block and modified block scheduling strategies and techniques are explained with suggestions on how to utilize the best features of each to build schedules that most effectively serve your school or department's specific needs. The entire presentation is in easy-access question and answer format. Contents (condensed): Constructing a School Schedule: Where [to] Begin?: Questions Schedulers Should Ask Can You Have Everything in Your Schedule You Want?: Factors to Consider Elementary-School Scheduling: Questions, Answers, Alternatives: Allotment of Time, Parallel Block Scheduling: Example Blueprints for Secondary School Schedule: Issues to Address How, Exactly, Is the Schedule Constructed?: Before Construction Begins, Getting to the Task, Constructing a Block Schedule, Teaming Making Time for Staff Development, Planning, and Meetings Lessons Learned: Scheduling Pointers and Troubleshooting Tips Index

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Gwen Schroth, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Danna Beaty, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Robert Dunbar, Ed.D., Assistant Principal, Garland ISD, Texas

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