Fires in the Mind

Fires in the Mind

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qThrough 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, exercises, questionnaires, qdoq and qdon'tq lists, and other helpful toolsq--What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery Kathleen Cushman, The students of What Kids Can Do ... For example: a€c Factoring a quadratic equation a€c Understanding the laws of thermodynamics a€c Knowing the elements of the periodic table ... in a foreign language a€c Writing a persuasive essay a€c Researching a civic issue These students agreed that participating in the conversation aboutanbsp;...

Title:Fires in the Mind
Author:Kathleen Cushman, The students of What Kids Can Do
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-02-21


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