Thursday, October 14, 2010

Live Tonight in Elluminate - Students on Homework

Join us tonight, October 14th, for a live and interactive Webinar with Kathleen Cushman on homework.

Is your homework the kind of “deliberate practice” that forms the backbone of lasting learning? Or do your students see it as busywork to avoid wherever possible?  Kathleen and the students of What Kids Can Do took up that subject in Chapter 8 of their new book Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery. In this session, high school students talk with her about what makes some schoolwork worth doing after school. Come share your own ideas and strategies!

Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

Kathleen Cushman is an educator and journalist who has specialized in the lives and learning of youth for over two decades. In 2001 she co-founded the nonprofit What Kids Can Do (WKCD), and under its auspices she has since written nine books in collaboration with diverse youth from around the nation.

Cushman’s latest book is Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Jossey-Bass, 2010). On her blog, she facilitates a national conversation with educators and parents about motivation and mastery, in school and out.  Support from MetLife Foundation made possible this work, through the WKCD initiative known as the Practice Project.

Cushman’s other books with youth include the best-selling Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students (New Press, 2003) and its two sequels, Fires in the Middle School Bathroom (New Press, 2008) and Sent to the Principal (Next Generation Press, 2005, 2006). She is also author of the two-volume First in the Family: Advice about College from First-Generation Students (Next Generation Press, 2007, 2008). To contact her directly, go to

Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery
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