About this Title
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!
About the Author
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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
Wolpert-Gawron understands the unique challenges that a middle school educator faces. She opens teacher's minds to new classroom approaches and makes us smile along the way. —Susan Gorman, Director of School Improvemebt, Osawatomie Schools
Related News & Media
Heather Wolpert-Gawron excerpts 'Tween Crayons and Curfews in Teacher Leaders Network.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron excerpts 'Tween Crayons and Curfews in Edutopia.
About the Author
In addition to teaching full time and blogging as "Tweenteacher", Wolpert-Gawron is a member of the Center for Teaching Quality's Teacher Leaders Network and a blogger for Edutopia and The Huffington Post. She is devoted to helping teachers navigate and embrace their professions, and elevate their work as educators.