Increased attention has been placed on the importance of teachers knowing their students and developing positive relationships that promote learning success and prevent dropouts and violence. Within this context, secondary schools are also reorganizing around smaller schools or "houses" and structuring longer blocks of learning time.
Authors Elliot Y. Merenbloom and Barbara A. Kalina present a roll-up-your-sleeves working handbook for leaders and school teams focusing on restructuring as a means to support learning. This practical, user-friendly resource:
* Offers a thorough presentation of restructuring options with advantages and disadvantages of multiple models
* Walks leaders and teams through the decision-making and solution-building processes
* Presents instructional formats and strategies that maximize the benefits of restructured schedules