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Tools for Teaching in the Block
This book provides teachers with a four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous teaching strategies to build higher-level thinking skills and increase student learning in extended class periods.
Paperback, 235 pages
Published April 9th 2009 by Corwin Press
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This book is a good primer for all the basic teaching methods used nowadays. One valuable (and thoroughly produced) part was the section on effective questioning strategies. One could teach a whole unit on helping students learn how to ask the right questions. Most of the time though, the book doesn't go far beyond basic, common pedagogy, and some of the claims rest on weak examples of application(the bane of most professional development literature and presenters). For example, one of the core ...more