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Canady, Robert Lynn; Rettig, Michael D. – Principal, 2001
Today's elementary principals must address three major issues related to scheduling: providing quality time for teaching and learning; dealing with class size; and varying learning time for students who learn at different rates. Parallel block scheduling offers a flexible, cost-effective strategy for achieving these ends. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Block Scheduling, Class Size, Cognitive Style
Hopkins, Harriet J.; Canady, Robert Lynn – Principal, 1997
Although parallel block scheduling continues to benefit student learning, it is challenged to meet the needs of new educational programs, particularly whole language and interdisciplinary instruction. Two illustrated blocks show how teachers can effectively divide their time between whole-group and small-group instruction and integrate science and…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education, Integrated Curriculum
Canady, Robert Lynn; Reina, Joanne M. – Principal, 1993
A major organizational change is necessary to promote more equitable and effective instructional grouping schemes in schools. A palatable restructuring alternative that combines effective grouping with the flexibility to meet each school's needs is parallel block scheduling. This system capitalizes on teachers' strengths, promotes greater mixing…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Elementary Education, School Restructuring, School Schedules