'Tween Crayons and Curfews

Tips for Middle School Teachers

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

© 2011 – Routledge

208 pages

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Paperback: 9781596671805
pub: 2011-03-17
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pub: 2015-12-31
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About the Book

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


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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