Top 20 Teachers by Paul Bernabei
The Revolution in American Education

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Teaching is a terribly important profession. Who we are as teachers and what we do make a difference, a terribly important difference, in the lives of students and the future of our nation. Consequently, we need to be aware of what is going on in our students and in ourselves. Top 20 Teachers: The revolution in American Education celebrates the power teachers have to develop the potential in students, it provides immediately applicable concepts and practical tools for creating a safe culture in schools where children and adults enjoy working and learning together. The only reason to read this book is because America's youth need Top 20 Teachers who: Know How to See Things Differently. Live Above the Line. Create a Positive Culture. Communicate Empowering Messages. Create Connections and Listen to Understand. Help Students Move Outside their Comfort Zone. Answer the Relevancy Question: 'What's in it for Me?'. Keep Stupid in the Box. Stop the Spread of Negativity. Resolve Conflicts Effectively. Practice Kaizen. Included are four chapters for coaches, advisors and activities coordinators to help student participants get more out of their athletic and co-curricular experiences.
 

About Paul Bernabei

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Paul Bernabei directs Noble Ventures, an effort assisting schools, businesses, churches and organizations in developing their potential. He has been an educator in Twin Cities schools for 32 years, has conducted hundreds of retreats for youth and adults, and directs Share-a-Life, a program that provides housing and support for pregnant women in crisis. A graduate of St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas, Paul and his wife Paula, a kindergarten teacher, have four daughters. Tom Cody has committed his professional life to education, serving as a grade school and high school math teacher since 1974. He has been instrumental in developing innovative curriculum programs at Cretin-Derham Hall High School where he has also coached several athletic teams. Agraduate of Colorado State University, Tom and his wife Judy, a fifth grade teacher, have three sons. Willow Sweeney, a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, teaches classes in world cultures and social justice at Cretin-Derham Hall. Her specialized focus in TLC is on communication and relationship topics. Her exceptional ability to build rapport with teens helps make TLC relevant to their lives. Willow and her husband Brian live in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
 
Published September 15, 2009 by Top 20 Press. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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