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Why Students Disengage in American Schools

In their new book Why Students Disengage in American Schools and What We Can Do About It, Paul Bernabei, Top 20 Trainer’s director, and co-author Kevin Brennan address the significant problem of student disengagement in K-12 American education. They offer a new way of...

Top 20s and Potential

Top 20 people develop potential in themselves and others. What is potential? Potential is a power inside each person that waits and waits and waits to get activated and, when it does, comes out to make a positive difference in the quality of his or her life,...

The Frame and Professional Decision-making

Heidi Foley, principal of Holy Angels Academy, uses the Top 20 Frame model of See-Feel-Do-Get to affect professional decision-making regarding student achievement. In her presentation Data-informed Instruction with Professional Learning Communities and Common...

Roadblock to Success: I AM STUPID!

An epidemic that continues to go undiagnosed in American schools is how students from all stages of the academic achievement spectrum experience feelings of stupid. Although this disease diminishes the potential of all students, it is deadly for young people who...

The Power of Choice Leads to Engagement

Students who are engaged possess the power to make a positive difference in their lives. This power stems from their thinking, which impacts the positive and negative ways they experience school, relationships and other life experiences. Consequently, it is by being...