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Fires in the middle school bathroom : advice for teachers from middle schoolers

Author: Kathleen Cushman; Laura Rogers; What Kids Can Do (Organization)
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This Highly Anticipated Sequel to the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom: Advice to Teachers from High School Students provides a much-needed window into the often frustrating and bewildering world of students in grades five through eight. Recognizing the middle school years as a complex and contradictory period-kids want to be seen as mature but still act like children; they want to be treated fairly but want  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Cushman; Laura Rogers; What Kids Can Do (Organization)
ISBN: 9781595584830 1595584838
OCLC Number: 352542481
Description: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : journey over a bridge --
Everything is off balance --
A teacher on our side --
Social forces in the classroom --
Helping us grow into confident learners --
Using our energy to help us learn --
Make way for parents --
Our transition to high school --
Epilogue : through the kaleidoscope.
Other Titles: Advice for teachers from middle schoolers
Responsibility: Kathleen Cushman, Laura Rogers [and the students of What Kids Can Do Inc.].

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This Highly Anticipated Sequel to the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom: Advice to Teachers from High School Students provides a much-needed window into the often frustrating and bewildering world of students in grades five through eight. Recognizing the middle school years as a complex and contradictory period-kids want to be seen as mature but still act like children; they want to be treated fairly but want exceptions when they make mistakes-Cushman and Rogers give voice to these children in transition, letting them speak openly and honestly about the issues they care about in the classroom and at home.

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