Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2005

Grade(s): 9 - 12

Delivery Method: Print

Province: National

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): George H. Wood

Language(s): English

Time to Learn : How to Create High Schools That Serve All Students

Improving your high school doesn’t only mean raising test scores; it means creating a school where authentic teaching and learning happens. In Ohio, George Wood coordinated an effort by staff, faculty, and parents to transform a struggling school into a nationally recognized symbol of educational excellence, and now he shares with you how he and other reformers have created lasting, effective changes in the ways their schools do business. 

Time to Learn zeroes in on the nitty-gritty details behind any successful school-restructuring effort. Wood identifies common and seemingly unsolvable hurdles like scheduling, the time crunch, and class size, offering proven strategies for coping with the crucial everyday issues that can derail genuine improvement. Equally important, he shares practical techniques for dealing with external pressures like standards and testing while maintaining your commitment to student-centered practices.