Managing and Engaging Students in Skills Block

Focus Area: EL Education

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available July 2024


Skills Block instructional practices were designed intentionally for primary learners by incorporating music, movement, flexibility, and joy. Managing and engaging students through these instructional practices requires organization and purposeful planning. In this workshop, participants will define and explore the embedded resources to manage students in Skills Block, and plan for engaging students in upcoming lessons.


I utilize microphase data to effectively plan for differentiated rotations during Skills Block.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity

Learning Experience

  • Define needs for management and engagement during Skills Block
  • Explore embedded and suggested strategies for student success
  • Build a plan for management and engagement during upcoming Skills Block Lessons