Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students
The acclaimed book of practical advice from students to their teachers.
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.
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Review: Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School StudentsUser Review - Susan Bazzett-griffith - Goodreads
Eh. Barely two stars. I can see how this book could be interesting/valuable to a brand new teacher, but really, it is a lot of common sense. The student quotes were somewhat painful to read because ... Read full review
Review: Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School StudentsUser Review - Goodreads
Lesson learned from this book: teens are annoying when they complain too much. Read full review
Respect Liking Trust and Fairness
Creating a Culture of Success
Teaching to the Individual Working with the Group
Motivation and Boredom
Teaching Difficult Academic Material
Teaching Teenagers Who Are Still Learning English