ERIC Number: ED458200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Time Strategies. NEA Teacher-to-Teacher Books.
Dalheim, Mary, Ed.
This book investigates time dilemmas in education, explaining how educators deal with time issues. Section 1, "It's About Time," describes what a special committee found out about the time dilemma and makes recommendations for educators regarding time use. Section 2, "Building Time into the School Year" (Linda Bacon), presents one Florida school district's ideas for saving time and freeing up teachers to work on school restructuring. Section 3, "We Could Not Go Any Faster" (Patricia Graham), explains how faculty at one Colorado high school developed a block scheduling plan in which students attended four 90-minute instruction periods. Section 4, "New Kids on the Block" (Jay Pierson), explains how Texas teachers visited the Colorado high school, then adapted its block plan to their own needs. Section 5, "The Parkland Project" (Sandy Treadway), explains how North Carolina high school teachers established a plan for fostering student, community, and administrative buy-in to their new block schedule. Section 6, "Keeping Pace" (Julie Taylor, Kevin McCauley, and Bob Anderson), shows how one Oregon high school created new time allocations and managed a smooth transition for everyone. Section 7, "Short Stories," presents brief accounts of how 11 other U.S. schools restructured school time. (SM)
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Classroom Techniques, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Conditions, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.