books by kathleen cushman

 

in collaboration with youth and educators

Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers

by Kathleen Cushman and Laura Rogers

and the students of What Kids Can Do

New Press, 2008

Sent to the Principal

Students Talk About Making

High Schools Better

by Kathleen Cushman

and the students of What Kids Can Do

Next Generation Press, 2005

Fires in the Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from High School Students

by Kathleen Cushman

and the students of What Kids Can Do

New Press, 2003, 2005

First in the Family

Your College Years

Advice About College from

First-Generation Students

by Kathleen Cushman

and the students of What Kids Can Do

Next Generation Press, 2006

First in the Family

Your High School Years

Advice About College from

First-Generation Students

by Kathleen Cushman

and the students of What Kids Can Do

Next Generation Press, 2005

What We Can’t Tell You

Teenagers Talk to the Adults in Their Lives

by Kathleen Cushman

by the students of What Kids Can Do

Next Generation Press, 2005

Schooling for the Real World

by Adria Steinberg, Kathleen Cushman, and Robert Riordan

Jossey-Bass, 1999

Pass It On

Interviews by Youth with Mentors that Matter

by the students of What Kids Can Do

edited by Kathleen Cushman

Next Generation Press, 2008

The Schools We Need

Creating Small High Schools that Work for Us

by Kathleen Cushman and

students from Bronx public schools

What Kids Can Do, 2001

The Collected HORACE

Theory and Practice in Essential Schools, 1989-2000

in five volumes:

  1. 1.Teaching, Relationships, & Critical Friendships

  2. 2.Curriculum, Assessment, & Whole-School Accountability

  3. 3.School Structure & Design

  4. 4.Leadership & Essential Schools

  5. 5.Policy & Essential Schools

by Kathleen Cushman

Coalition of Essential Schools, 2000

The Real Boys Workbook

by William S. Pollack, Ph.D., and Kathleen Cushman

Villard, 2001

Circus Dreams

The Making of a Circus Artist

by Kathleen Cushman and Montana Miller

Photographs by Michael Carroll

Little, Brown, 1990

How to Produce a Small Newspaper

A Guide for Independent Journalists

by the editors of the Harvard Post

(Edward Miller, Kathleen Cushman, and Larry Anderson)

Harvard Common Press, 1983 (2nd ed.)

Architecture for Achievement

Building Patterns for Small School Learning

by Victoria Bergsagel, Tim Best, Kathleen Cushman, David Stephen, Lorne McConachie, and Wendy Sauer

Eagle Chatter Press, 2007

SAT Bronx

Do You Know What Bronx Kids Know?

by the students of Bronx Leadership Academy 2, Shannon O’Grady, Kristin Ferrales, and Kathleen Cushman

Next Generation Press, 2008

Fires in the Mind

What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation & Mastery

by Kathleen Cushman

and the students of What Kids Can Do

Jossey-Bass, 2010


What does it take to get really good at something?


• Download exercises that bring teachers and youth into dialogue

Watch video clips of students describing how they “get good”

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The Motivation Equation

Designing Lessons that Set Kids’ Minds on Fire

by Kathleen Cushman

with the students of What Kids Can Do

Illustrated by Suzy Becker

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