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Fires in the Mind Audiobook
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Fires in the Mind Audiobook



by Kathleen Cushman

  • Narrated by: Barbara Goodson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Release date: 07-09-20
  • Language: English

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 audiobook also includes practical tips for educators. This book: 

  • Breaks new ground by bringing youth voices to a timely topic: motivation and mastery 
  • Includes tips and discussion guides that help put the book’s ideas into practice 

The author has 18 previous books on adolescent learning and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Educational Leadership, and American Educator. From the author of Fires in the Bathroom, this is the next-step book that pushes the conversation to the next level, as teenagers tackle the pressing challenges of motivation and mastery. 

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Kathleen Cushman, The Students of What Kids Can Do




4 hrs and 40 mins

Narrated by

Barbara Goodson

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