Top 20 Teachers: The Revolution in American Education

Top 20 Teachers: The Revolution in American Education


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Top 20 Teachers: The Revolution in American Education by Paul Bernabei, Tom Cody, Willow Sweeney, Mary Cole

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974284323
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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.

Mary Cole is the co-founder and vice-president of Salon Development Corporation. For the last 22 years, she has developed materials, programs and products provided by her company. She facilitates training sessions with Michael, her husband and business partner. For the past three years she has been an adjunct faculty member of the TLC program at CDH. The Coles have two children.

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