Advice for Teachers from
Today’s High School Students
by Kathleen Cushman, Kristien Zenkov, and Meagan Call-Cummings
With their world changing at warp speed, adolescents are living out mind-bending quandaries as they learn in the context of crisis.
More than ever, they need high school teachers to hear their voices and recognize their needs.
The new book Fires in Our Lives brings forward a crucial dialogue among youth and their teachers.
The New Press • 2021
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Teachers of diverse adolescents in this era face enormous new challenges, and they are searching for ways to ignite their students’ learning, remotely and in person.
Fires in Our Lives author Kathleen Cushman has an ongoing podcast featuring deep conversations with educators around the country. Sparked by their own experiences, they share their ideas and reach for new approaches to draw youth into the learning they will need to shape their world.
Photograph by Nick Whalen