1st Edition

'Tween Crayons and Curfews
Tips for Middle School Teachers





ISBN 9781596671805
Published March 17, 2011 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

Teach well. Be happy. In this book, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, author of the popular education blog "Tweenteacher" shares ideas for teaching an age group that too often presents a challenge for educators. With sparkling humor and a unique, fundamental understanding of the middle children of education, the award-winning teacher offers tried-and-true strategies for:

  • Creating a tween-centric classroom environment
  • Building community in the middle school classroom
  • Encouraging deeper thinking and curiosity among tweens
  • Understanding and informing tweens about how they learn

Conversational and practical, this book aims to motivate and inspire middle school teachers as they work to engage their students, instruct with rigor, and improve their own experiences as Tweenteachers!

Table of Contents

About the Author Acknowledgements
Meet the Author
Introduction
1. Tips for Creating a Tween-Centric Classroom Environment
2. Tips to Build Community in the Middle School Classroom
3. Tips for Teaching Tweens About Their Brains and How They Learn
4. Tips for Using Data Formatively
5. Tips to Help Keep Their Time Meaningful
6. Tips for Teaching Deeper Thinking
7. Tips for Teaching Tweens to be Teachers
8. Developing a Tween-Centric Classroom Library for Any Subject
9. Differentiation in a Tween Classroom
10. Teaching Knowledge Through Questioning
11. Speaking Their Language Through the Use of Social Media
12. Dealing with the Grading and Feedback Masses
13. Being Flexible
14. Publicizing Your Efforts to Get What You Need
15. Taking Care of Yourself

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