Fires in the Mind

What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery

Author: Kathleen Cushman,The students of What Kids Can Do

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118160215

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2253

"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 book also includes practical tips for educators, exercises, questionnaires, "do" and "don't" lists, and other helpful tools"--

Fires in the Mind

What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery

Author: Kathleen Cushman,The students of What Kids Can Do

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470649503

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 5686

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 book also includes practical tips for educators. Breaks new ground by bringing youth voices to a timely topic-motivation and mastery Includes worksheets, tips, and discussion guides that help put the book's ideas into practice Author has 18 previous books on adolescent learning and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Educational Leadership, and American Educator From the acclaimed author of Fires in the Bathroom, this is the next-step book that pushes the conversation to next level, as teenagers tackle the pressing challenges of motivation and mastery.

Fires in the Mind

What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery

Author: Kathleen Cushman,The students of What Kids Can Do

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047064947X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 402


Classroom Motivation from A to Z

How to Engage Your Students in Learning

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317930827

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7006

This book focuses on basic strategies you can integrate into everyday instruction in every subject area and across grade levels. It shows teachers how to motivate and engage students. The practical examples in this book make it easy for you to apply these strategies in your own classroom. It presents lively stories about how teachers help their students succeed. You'll meet teachers of all types, from preschool to high school, and you'll hear the voices of real students. Companion Study Guide Available

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6186

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0983873119

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 4207

This definitive best-of collection of one of the web’s best young writers is packed with provocations and entertainments, guaranteed to make you think and smile. You’ll learn to find passion, think free, manage time, pay attention and more. Fast paced, inspiring and memorable, you'll find new ideas and inspirations on every page. Essays include: - How to be a free thinker - The Cult of busy - Why smart people defend bad ideas - Street smarts vs. Book smarts - Hating vs. loving - Why the world is a mess - How to make a difference

How to Build a Fire

And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

Author: Erin Bried

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345525108

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 6726

A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time. Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to • buck up and be brave in the face of adversity • play hard and break in a baseball mitt • bait a hook and catch a big fish • look dapper and tie a perfect tie • get a raise and earn more • write a love letter and kindle romance • change a flat tire and save the day • stand up and give a sparkling toast • play the harmonica and make your own music Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fires in the Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from High School Students

Author: Kathleen Cushman

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585702

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 1211

Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

Sales Mastery

The Sales Book Your Competition Doesn't Want You to Read

Author: Chuck Bauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118007860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9914

Distinguish yourself as a "Sales Master" and win big in business today! Your personal and professional distinctions are THE precursor to closing the deal. Why? Because most salespeople are not distinctive-all they do is follow one another. Sales Mastery gives you Chuck Bauer's unique personal experience as a highly successful salesman turned sales coach. You'll connect with his methodology, proven by salespeople in every industry, to distinguish yourself, build your sales skills, and win deals again and again. Each chapter focuses on one important quality of salesmanship enabling you to actualize your potential as a prosperous seller Includes tips for mastering sales presentations, phone pitches, customer objections, and closing strategies Learn how to market yourself shamelessly, close sales according to your clients' dominant personality styles, and make prospects chase you Author is a nationally recognized sales trainer and coach Sales Mastery gives you the toolset to break away from the pack to be the sales leader you always wanted to be... and reap the bigger commission checks that result!

The Good Teen

Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307347583

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 257

View: 2073

Incorporating the theory and practice of Positive Youth Development, a developmental researcher refutes societal wisdom to reveal that teens are not inherently difficult or emotionally troubled, and presents specific guidelines to help parents and others foster the proven keys to teens' success--Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Little Voice Mastery

How to Win the War Between Your Ears in 30 Seconds or Less and Have an Extraordinary Life!

Author: Blair Singer

Publisher: RDA Press, LLC

ISBN: 0977651819

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 4838

"Little Voice" is the chatter in the six inches between your ears that turns you into a hero one minute and a dunce the next. The 21 proven techniques presented here will reprogram the "Little Voice" in your brain in 30 seconds. In "Little Voice" Mastery, author Blair Singer delivers strategies and techniques that will give readers the ability to: Maintain power in any pressure situation and stop debilitating chatter in their brain so they can attract what they want - now. Uncover and realize lifelong dreams Break through self-sabotaging habits Build powerful, lasting confidence Resurrect the hero inside of them

The Hungry Mind

Author: Susan Engel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674425375

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

View: 2485

Despite American education’s mania for standardized tests, testing misses what matters most about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Susan Engel offers a highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how educators can put curiosity at the center of the classroom.

Journey to Personal Greatness: Mind, Body, & Soul

A Blueprint for Life Balance & Self-Mastery

Author: Alvin Brown

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1612548784

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 7565

Are you on the road to mediocrity, or are you on track to personal greatness? To guide your search for your personal power, Alvin Brown partners with you along the journey. He provides a blueprint for the path to life balance and self-mastery in Journey to Personal Greatness. By learning how to integrate mind, body, and soul, you will discover that you have the energy and power to make “whatever you affect that much better when you leave.” Health, family, career—you can have them all. Journey to Personal Greatness will teach you how to balance the six life essences: mental, emotional, physical, chemical, material, and spiritual. In practical and simple steps, Brown leads you through the process to achieve and maintain peace and balance. Leave behind the fast-paced treadmill of life, and step onto the track of life change. Lose the mediocrity mindset, and find personal greatness.

Mastery

The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

Author: George Leonard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101666609

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 8960

"The practical wisdom in George Leonard's book will have a great influence for many years to come." —Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom and The Future of the Body Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author Gorge Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. Whether you're seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help you master anything you choose and achive success in all areas of your life. In Mastery, you'll discover: • The 5 Essential Keys to Mastery • Tools for Mastery • How to Master Your Athletic Potential • The 3 Personality Types That Are Obstacles to Mastery • How to Avoid Pitfalls Along the Path . . . and more

Mastery

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 2048

From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a vital work revealing that the secret to mastery is already within you. Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book. The bestseller author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene has spent a lifetime studying the laws of power. Now, he shares the secret path to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.

The Mastery Club

See the Invisible, Hear the Silent, Do the Impossible

Author: Liliane Grace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977550883

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 290

View: 8711

Natalie has long been fascinated by witches and wizards and the world of fantasy, but she wants to be able to do real magic. So when green-haired unpredictable Nina bursts into her life with a plan to form a 'Mastery Club', Natalie's mind and world are opened up to some startling possibilities and a colourful, creative family. Natalie's friends eventually join the Mastery Club too, and together they learn about the nature of reality, their extraordinary potential, and powerful tools like creative visualisation, affirmations and treasure maps as, one by one, they find a goal or challenge to undertake - everything from passing maths tests to creating a family holiday in the Greek Islands. Mentors turn up and there are crises to face and obstacles to deal with as this group of friends embarks on their quest to be all they can be and make their dreams come true. Foreword by Dr John Demartini. Bronze Medal winner Independent Book Publisher Awards, Youth Fiction. Jack Canfield quote, etc. "The Mastery Club should be in every classroom and on every child's bookshelf. It teaches powerful life principles, attitudes and tools through a page-turning story about real kids, their goals, dreams, challenges and families." - Jack Canfield, Co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series and The Success Principles.

Time in a Bottle

Mastering the Experience of Life

Author: Howard Falco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170067

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 7335

Are you ready to put the power of time on your side? Time is perhaps the most precious and highly coveted resource at our disposal. Yet spiritual teacher Howard Falco has encountered hundreds of people whose limited notions of time have been the primary cause of suffering and disempowerment in their lives. This book shows readers how adjusting their perspective on time will empower them to realize their greatest hopes and dreams. Whether you desire greater abundance, better health, or more meaningful relationships, you have the power to collapse time, thereby actualizing your intentions faster than you ever imagined possible. Falco shows how personal awareness, thought patterns, feelings, and actions affect when our dreams become a reality. By broadening our understanding of time, we open the doors to an ocean of possibility.

Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does

The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

Author: Susan Fowler

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626561842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 9137

Top leadership researcher, consultant, and coach Susan Fowler says stop trying to motivate people! It's frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn't work. You can't motivate people—they are already motivated but generally in superficial and short-term ways. In this book, Fowler builds upon the latest scientific research on the nature of human motivation to lay out a tested model and course of action that will help leaders guide their people toward the kind of motivation that not only increases productivity and engagement but that gives them a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment. Fowler argues that leaders still depend on traditional carrot-and-stick techniques because they haven't understood their alternatives and don't know what skills are necessary to apply the new science of motivation. Her Optimal Motivation process shows leaders how to move people away from dependence on external rewards and help them discover how their jobs can meet the deeper psychological needs—for autonomy, relatedness, and competence—that science tells us result in meaningful and sustainable motivation. Optimal Motivation has been proven in organizations all over the world—Fowler's clients include Microsoft, CVS, NASA, the Catholic Leadership Institute, H&R Block, Mattel, and dozens more. Throughout the book, she illustrates how each step of the process works using real-life examples. Susan Fowler 's book is the groundbreaking answer for leaders who want to get motivation right!

The Game Believes in You

How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter

Author: Greg Toppo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879459

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 7656

What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you'll meet in this book: *A game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden Pond. *A young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities. *A Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again—right away—and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate.

Words that Change Minds

Mastering the Language of Influence

Author: Shelle Rose Charvet

Publisher: Author's Choice Publishing

ISBN: 9780787234799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

View: 6049