This guest post is written by Justin Holbrook @JustinHolbrook, a 4th Grade Teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out more of his information at the end of the post. When thinking about designing a dream instructional block, questions start whipping through my brain like the frantic tornado scene from “The Wizard of Oz.” How much time do I have? What are the curriculum requirements selected by my leadership and/or district? What does my group of students individually need to be successful? The list goes on and on. How then do we as educators sort through these reflective questions and design our instructional blocks to be effective yet efficient?