Block scheduling in one form or another seems to be highly effective when properly used. It invites depth in learning, inquiry based and student based learning, which corresponds with Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The faculty and staff of Veterans Memorial Middle School are planning to meet the needs of the students by changing their teaching methods to support the GPS and alternating 4X4 block schedule. The author would recommend any middle school use a block schedule of some type in order to meet the needs of their school. Once the teachers buy into the concept, there is no limit to how successful a school will be.
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Markham, G. L. (2008). The Effectiveness of Block Schedule in Middle School. Perspectives In Learning, 9 (1). Retrieved from http://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/pil/vol9/iss1/6