Contact Kathleen Cushman by e-mail at kcushman [AT] firesinthemind [DOT] org to find out more about the Practice Project or to arrange speaking engagements or workshop-presentations. All presentations bring the actual voices of Fires in the Mind student contributors into our thinking about critical issues of youth engagement, motivation, and mastery.

Upcoming Appearances

  • February 5, 2013, San Jose, CA. Presenter, “Avenues to New Teacher Excellence: New Teacher Center’s 15th National Symposium on Teacher Induction”
  • March 1, 2013, Brooklyn, NY. Keynote, Annual Symposium, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
  • April 26, 2013, Louisville, KY. Keynote, National Conference on Family Literacy


For more information about What Kids Can Do (WKCD), visit its website at or email info [AT] whatkidscando [DOT] org. The WKCD website includes over 350 feature stories about youth and their adults allies across the globe engaging in “powerful learning with public purpose.” It also includes one of the world’s largest collections of authentic student work and an array of publications, resources, and “how-to” guides.