Author: Kevin Brennan

Top 20 Spotlight: Rock Valley, Iowa

Two years ago, Rock Valley, Iowa, made the commitment to bring Top 20 to their community. Business leaders and school administrators joined together to make Social-Emotional Learning an important part of daily life in their town of 3500 people. Top 20 Training has now...

It’s cold out, but I signed up for it!

It’s cold out. It’s only an Invitation folks. I choose to live in the great state of Minnesota,…and with that comes the reality of cold! I happen to enjoy the cold, but even if I didn’t, it doesn’t mean I have to lose track of my thinking, drop Below the Line, and...

Procrastination.

What stops us from doing unpleasant or burdensome tasks? It’s those dreaded DFLIs (Don’t Feel Like It) and DWANNAs (Don’t Want To)! Procrastination is alive and well in your school by now, and Top 20 wants to help you exterminate that pest. Take a...

Relationship First.

Relationship First. As humans we rarely ask a stranger to lend us their lawn mower or to help us move. Yet as educators, we often ask students to ‘do’ all sorts of things (like math, essays, speeches, etc.) without building a relationship first. Human Being Preceded...