Teachers, you need to read this book! Written in narrative form, it is a refreshing change from the typical academic teacher book which often amounts to nothing more than an overwhelming list of things you should be doing in your classroom. Instead, Empowered is a relatable, often humorous take on the challenges facing a fictional middle school and one counselor’s quest to help her fellow educators implement incremental, fundamental changes in their classrooms. Through Nathan Cureton’s use of the narrative form, he shows you (instead of just telling you) how you can implement four simple but powerful principles in your classroom. As you read, you can’t help but think of your own classroom and how you will address your own unique challenges. I recommend this book enthusiastically for all educators.