Time to Learn (2005)
I was fortunate to work with a great team of teachers and supportive students and parents to restructure a rural school in accordance with the Common Principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools. This book tells the story of that transformation, and of similar schools. It’s a guidebook for anyone who wants to take on the important challenge of high school reform. The second edition is available from Heinemann here.
Schools That Work (1993)
For two years I traveled American to find schools that were on the cutting edge of creating classrooms that engaged and empowered learners and their teachers. This book takes you into classrooms where active learning is the watchword. The schools profiled come from rural, urban and suburban settings. It is still available here.