Teaching & Education Tips

Tips from teachers and parents on teaching and educating tweens.

[Video] “Earth Defenders” – A Tabacco Awareness Program by Girl Scouts Academy in Washington

More than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. Truth Initiative®, the national public health organization building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco, has partnered with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital in the Greater Washington Region, to engage more than 2,000 girls in the fight against tobacco. The ‘Earth Defender’ curriculum teaches Girl […]

Boricua Engineer Rita J. Angleró Sánchez Publishes Book in Spanish to Inspire Imagination in Tweens, “Max: ¿Qué Hago Sin Mi Tableta?”

Publicaciones NubeMar  celebrated the launch of  their first book “Max: ¿Qué Hago Sin Mi Tableta?”on June 30th 2018 at the Center of Science and Technology in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The author, Puerto Rican engineer , Rita J. Angleró Sánchez, inspires children to use their imagination and enjoy themselves without the use of technology. The book, […]

New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Middle and High School Students to Disconnect from School

Removing a student from class or the school building is federally mandated for dangerous behaviors such as violence, weapons possession, or drug possession. Yet a significant portion of school removals nationally are for non-dangerous violations, such as tardiness, or behaviors that can be interpreted subjectively, such as defiance or disrespect. As a result, students who […]

Sesame Street Programming to be Included in Elementary Schools Around the USA

Developing effective social emotional learning skills at an early age provides a strong foundation for children to excel in school and move on to future success in life. Early childhood experts at McGraw-Hill and Sesame Workshop are integrating Sesame’s proven content and engaging characters into McGraw-Hill’s Wonders literacy program at the critical PreK-Grade 1 levels to create a new […]

[VIDEO] “The Fuel Up! Innovation Challenge” Awarded $40,000 in Grants to 40 High Schoolers

The Fuel Up! Innovation Challenge event builds upon GENYOUth’s AdVenture Capital model.  AdVenture Capital is a social entrepreneurship program for students 13-17 that inspires, empowers and funds youth-led initiatives to drive new and innovative ways for improving the wellness environments in their schools. High School students from 46 states were provided the unique opportunity to participate in […]

Did you Know Swimming Helps Develop Math Skills in Children?

In honor of National Water Safety Month, a national survey commissioned by Swimways Corp., a leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 parents understand that learning to swim by age 5 increases a child’s self-confidence. However, 88% of parents were unaware that learning to swim before age 5 […]

The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Online Challenge is Open for Tweens & Teens!

According to research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, 80% of children ages 6–17 agree that summer reading will help them during the school year, yet, depending on age, as many as one in five kids do not read any books at all over the summer. To encourage kids to stay motivated […]

These 8 Sensory Tools Help Kids with Autism Manage Stress Better

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurological disorders that severely impair social, communicative and cognitive functions. Many parents of children newly diagnosed with autism aren’t aware of the many tools that can help them and their child manage the stress in everyday activities that the disorder can create. In advance of Autism […]

How to Reduce Bullying and Increase Kindness, According to Tweens

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of 9- to 11-year olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice” and children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids in kindness, according to a major national survey commissioned by Cartoon Network. The […]

3 Myths About “Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans” that will Make You Want to Act Now

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[VIDEO] Kids Ages 8-18 can Apply to the “Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge” by March 19

Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, today opens the call for entries to the Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge. The Challenge offers eligible children from around the world the opportunity to showcase their creative thinking on a global stage and, thanks to the generosity of the […]

[SHOPPING] 12 Books for Tweens to Inspire Love of Travel

Never is too early to bring the world to the hands of children thruogh books – and more so when the books are illustrated and full of fun facts of the best cities around the world. We have curated this list of 12 books that will inspire the love of travel for tweens….and you can […]

[VIDEO] New Season of “SciGirls” Features Bilingual Science Fun for Tweens

SciGirls soars into its fourth season on PBS, inspiring bright and curious kids to explore science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. But this new season has a special twist: while still firmly focused on STEM, these six new episodes celebrate the language and culture of the fast-growing and youngest racial/ethnic group in the United States: Hispanics! The […]

[VIDEO] Kids Grades 1-3 Can Now Practice Spelling & Math in Learnia’s New 3D Mobile App

Learnia Inc announces the release of their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia uses state-of-the-art 3D graphics to create an attractive and fun world for kids to explore. To make progress, kids have to master skill stones that contain lectures, exercises and a final challenge. Learnia teaches spelling and common core aligned […]