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.