ERIC Number: ED506816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-22
Abstractor: As Provided
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Teaching on the Block: A Model for Pre-service Teachers
Mondie, Marla M.
(Purpose) Sufficient research shows that most pre-service teachers do not receive adequate training on teaching or preparing lessons on block schedule. This paper provides a framework for those pre-service teachers that may not be familiar with the tenets of block schedule. (Methodology) This paper is organized in the following manner as it relates to block schedule: the historical inception, the pros and cons, personal reflections from novice and veteran teachers (n =44) collected from a quasi-study carried out by the researcher, and recommendations. (Results) This paper concludes with an original template designed by the researcher. This daily lesson plan template infuses the ideals of Madeline Hunter that enable teachers to showcase the five key teaching skills needed for block scheduling purported by Algozzine, Eaddy, and Queen, (1996). (Conclusion) It is this researcher's opinion that the accompanying lesson plan template will assist pre-service and novice teachers in developing engaging and carefully crafted lessons that will provoke student achievement and optimize teacher efficacy. A bibliography is included.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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