Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Carol Rodgers


This Independent Professional Project reflects a discussion about the use of traditional and non-traditional blocks in their relationship with teaching and learning. It reflects the ways in which teaching and learning might lead to a better outcome if the non-traditional blocks were implemented. It addresses the issues of learning styles and the perceptions that revolve around them.

An overview of visits to several schools across the country is included to offer insight into what the various movements in teaching and learning are in different schools. There are as many similarities throughout the schools in the country as there are differences.

A summary of a survey done at Drury High School is included. It functions as an example of one schools attempt to experiment with the ideas of change. The survey offers a view of how change might occur, the opinions of the participants, and the decision to keep their system as close to the original one as possible.


Curriculum and Instruction | Secondary Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development