Teaching & Education Tips

Tips from teachers and parents on teaching and educating tweens.

Los Tweens and Ford Partner to Empower Latina & Multicultural Tweens

Los Tweens is proud to announce its partnership with Ford to support the Celebrate Education/Educación (#CelebrateEdu) series.  In conjunction with the Ford Latino team, Los Tweens will be brining its readers advice and positive role models to encourage the celebration of educational and extra-curricular achievements of children ages 7-12.  Articles will include interviews with female […]

Tips for Understanding the First Report Card

by Kathryn M. Núñez (5th Grade Teacher)   As the first round of report cards begin to make their ways home, parents are probably worried about whether or not their child has performed above or at minimum at average to their grade level.  They hope that the marks reflect their child’s efforts and worry about […]

Talking to Tweens About Politics

Although students give speeches and made promises, the vote in her class room boiled down to who had the most amount of friends and least amount of enemies. Perhaps that is all it can be in 5th grade but as adults voting on the leader of our nation, our vote can’t be cast because we […]

Preparese Para El Ano Nuevo Escolar – Ideas De Una Maestra

A medida que cruzas los días en el calendario, es dolorosamente más claro para nosotros los maestros, padres y alumnos, que los primeros días de escuela se acercan rápidamente. Mientras que el verano está llegando a su fin y la aventura de un nuevo año escolar comienza, junto con el manejo de los nuevos horarios, […]

Preparing for the New School Year – Tips from a Teacher

; By Kathryn Nuñez, 5th Grade Teacher As you cross out the days on your calendar, it’s becoming painfully clear to us teachers, parents and students that the first days of school are fast approaching. As summer is nearing its end and the adventure of a new school year begins along with the managing of […]

Helping kids develop leadership skills

Published By: TOM LOEWY via Galesburg.com   GALESBURG — Annie Geitner and Paige Putnam said Friday was a chance to step outside their regular high school routines and think about themselves and their relationships to their peers. The pair of 16-year-old sophomores from Knoxville High School attended the fourth annual Teen Leadership Summit on the […]

Am I Ugly Videos exemplify agitating Tween Trends

    Published By: Hamza via Top Updater   Am I Ugly Videos exemplify agitating Tween Trends:The notoriously awful observers at present accommodate the self-regard of many pre-teen girls who are sending “Am I Ugly Videos” to the web site. If you are looking for “Am I ugly” or “I’m Beautiful” on YouTube you will […]

How to Talk to Kids About Lent

  Published by Jenn Talking to our kids about Lent means we first have to understand the history and meaning behind WHY it’s celebrated. Look for a great article about “what is Lent?” to be posted this week on the What’s in the Bible? blog. The important thing is that we do take the time […]

Parenting: Tips for keeping kids safe online

  Published By Amy Buckman  via ABCLocal Feb. 21, 2012 (WPVI) — My sons Billy, who’s in 10th grade, and Micah, who’s in 5th, both go online to do homework.   Billy says he uses his school-issued laptop, “Mainly for schoolwork and getting my homework done,” but admits that sometimes he goes on Facebook as […]

Don’t Stress the First Report Card – Part 2

  By Kathryn M. Núñez (5th Grade Teacher)   Below are key questions to ask yourself with tips on handling these sensitive situations stemming from your tween’s FIRST report card. What is going on with my tween?  The tween years are extremely difficult.  This is a time that your child is learning and developing who […]

Don't Stress the First Report Card – Part 1

By Kathryn M. Núñez (5th Grade Teacher) buy original essay As the first round of marks close, the word “REPORT CARDS” becomes ever more present in the minds of the parents, students, and yes, even the teachers. From the parent’s perspective, you’re mostly worried about: Whether or not your child has performed at the average […]

Why Education is key to all children, and essential among Tweens

  This week Univision network announced its “¡Edúcate, Es el momento!” Call to Action Week to drive very strongly a need for all Latinos to unite in the name of our children’s education. And there is a strong scholarship initiative tied to the program, here is their Facebook Fan page. While we are just getting started […]