Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Hardback)
  • Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Hardback)

Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 25/06/2010
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Teens talk to adults about how they develop motivation and mastery

Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing question to teachers of adolescents: What does it take to get really good at something? Starting with what they already know and do well, teenagers from widely diverse backgrounds join a cutting-edge dialogue with adults about the development of mastery in and out of school. Their insights frame motivation, practice, and academic challenge in a new light that galvanizes more powerful learning for all. To put these students' ideas into practice, the book also includes practical tips for educators.

Breaks new ground by bringing youth voices to a timely topic-motivation and masteryIncludes worksheets, tips, and discussion guides that help put the book's ideas into practiceAuthor has 18 previous books on adolescent learning and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Educational Leadership, and American Educator

From the acclaimed author of Fires in the Bathroom, this is the next-step book that pushes the conversation to next level, as teenagers tackle the pressing challenges of motivation and mastery.

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9780470646038
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 216 x 146 x 20 mm

"Become passionate? is easy to say, hard to do, impossible to compel. Drawing on the insights of young persons, parents, teachers, and experts, Kathleen Cushman reveals the paths to passionate pursuit of something worthwhile." ?Howard Gardner, professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, author, Five Minds for the Future, Multiple Intelligences, and The Unschooled Mind ?No matter what stage we?re at as educators, every teacher can mine this book for many helpful nuggets to support student mastery. We can help ignite ?fires in the minds? of our kids, and this wonderful book makes an excellent fire starter.? ?Kathie Marshall, LAUSD teacher, in Teacher Leaders Network blog of the Center for Teaching Quality "In this remarkable book, Kathleen Cushman delves into the minds of young learners to provide us with an immensely useful, insightful, and indispensable guide to tapping the potential in every child. Essential reading for teachers, coaches, and parents alike." ?Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code

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