MY BOOKS

Making sense of how youth experience their learning 

FIRES IN OUR LIVES
FIRES IN OUR LIVES

Advice for Teachers From Today's High School Students by Kathleen Cushman, Kristien Zenkov, and Meagan Call-Cummings The New Press (2021) • Paper, 208 pages

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FIRES IN THE MIND
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) • cloth & paper, 208 pages

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FIRES IN THE BATHROOM
FIRES IN THE BATHROOM

Advice for Teachers from High School Students by Kathleen Cushman and the students of What Kids Can Do Introduction by Lisa Delpit The New Press (2005) • paper & cloth, 224 pages

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FIRES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BATHROOM
FIRES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BATHROOM

Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers by Kathleen Cushman & Laura Rogers and the students of What Kids Can Do (WKCD) The New Press (2008) • 242 pages

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BELONGING & BECOMING
BELONGING & BECOMING

The Power of Social & Emotional Learning in High Schools by Barbara Cervone & Kathleen Cushman Harvard Education Press (2015) • paper, 248 pages

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THE MOTIVATION EQUATION
THE MOTIVATION EQUATION

Designing Lessons that Set Kids' Minds on Fire by Kathleen Cushman & the students of What Kids Can Do with the Distinguished Educators Advisory Group to the Science of Learning Center at University of California, San Diego Illustrated by Suzy Becker Next Generation Press, 2013 • Free e-book with embedded mixed-media

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FIRST IN THE FAMILY
FIRST IN THE FAMILY

Advice About College for First-Generation Students: Your High School Years by Kathleen Cushman Next Generation Press (2006) • paper & e-book, 80 pages

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FIRST IN THE FAMILY
FIRST IN THE FAMILY

Advice About College for First-Generation Students: Your College Years by Kathleen Cushman Next Generation Press (2006) • paper & e-book, 124 pages

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SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL
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) • 224 pages • available used on Amazon • download PDF excerpts below

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Schooling for the Real World
Schooling for the Real World

The Essential Guide to Rigorous and Relevant Learning by Adria Steinberg and Kathleen Cushman Jossey-Bass (1999) • 128 page

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Architecture for Achievement
Architecture for Achievement

Building Patterns for Small School Learning by Victoria Bergsagel, Kathleen Cushman, David Stephen, Lorne McConachie, et al. Eagle Chatter Press (2007) • 156 pages

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WHAT WE CAN'T TELL YOU
WHAT WE CAN'T TELL YOU

Teenagers Talk to the Adults in Their Lives by Kathleen Cushman and the youth of What Kids Can Do Next Generation Press (2005) • 146 pages • available used on Amazon • download PDF excerpts below

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Real Boys Workbook
Real Boys Workbook

The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Interacting with Boys of All Ages by William S. Pollack and Kathleen Cushman Villard (2001) • 400 pages

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PASS IT ON
PASS IT ON

Interviews by Youth with Mentors That Matter Next Generation Press (2008) • paper & e-book, 94 pages • available used on Amazon • link for free e-book below

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FORTY-CENT TIP
FORTY-CENT TIP

Stories of New York City Immigrant Workers by the students of three New York Public International High Schools • a What Kids Can Do project • edited by Kathleen Cushman with Rosa Fernandez Next Generation Press (2006) • paper & e-book, 64 pages • Next Generation Press (2008) • paper & e-book, 94 pages • available used on Amazon • link for free e-book below

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THE COLLECTED HORACE
THE COLLECTED HORACE

Invaluable experience from the first decade of the Coalition of Essential Schools. Arranged by theme in 5 volumes. By Kathleen Cushman Coalition of Essential Schools (1998) • paper, spiral-bound

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S.A.T. BRONX
S.A.T. BRONX

Do You Know What Bronx Kids Know? (Take this test and see!) by the students of Bronx Leadership Academy 2, with Shannon O'Grady, Kristen Ferrales, and Kathleen Cushman Next Generation Press (2008) • paper, 80 pages

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CIRCUS DREAMS
CIRCUS DREAMS

The Making of a Circus Artist by Kathleen Cushman and Montana Miller Photographs by Michael Carroll Little, Brown (1990) • 96 pages

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