Analysis Of Cushman 's Fires On The Classroom, And The Field Of Pedagogy

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After reading the Fires books, they had raised interesting questions, and contained new and unique insights to, teaching, the classroom, and the field of pedagogy as a whole. In Cushman’s Fires in the Mind (2010), we observed the delicate dichotomy of teaching to students one on one, and as a class. On top of that, what it meant for someone to become a “master” in specific subject areas and how to maintain motivation to get there. In Cushman’s Fires in the Middle School Bathrooms (2008), we felt it discovered the insights to communication in the classroom and the relationship between teacher and student that it brought. Finally, in Cushman’s Fires in the Bathroom (2003), we came to the conclusion that the main focus was twofold, first a sociological deal between students and teacher, and second a part where the teacher tried to build fairness, respect, and trust. All these books shared themes of trust, teacher student relationships, what it means to be fair, and many other very important ideas. Of all these themes we were able to find a mutual focus of examining the classroom community that is created by teacher student relationships. To be more exact, we intend to elaborate how a classroom community can affect engagement and achievement.
In Cushman’s Fires in the Mind (2010), the majority of her words were on mastery and motivation of youth. This book spent a great deal of time questioning children about different aspects of deliberate practice, mastery in and out of…

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