Kathleen Cushman , author of Fires in the Bathroom, has a new book for educators. This time in Fires in the Mind she and a group of students have investigated motivation and mastery. Through personal anecdotes and data from interviews Cushman tries to shed light on what motivates today's teens and how teachers can use this to spur motivation in the classroom. You can get a glimpse into their research by visiting two websites: What Kids Can Do and the website for her book Fires in the Mind.org.
Did you know that all teachers can search the library book and video collection from their classrooms? Catalog access is just a shortcut away. (If you do not have the new catalog shortcut on your computer just ask. ) You can create book lists, print them out, and send them to the library as a book request without leaving your desk!
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