Welcome to Educating Tweens and Teens! I'm so excited you're here!  (Follow me on Pinterest, too!)

I've learned a few million things along my teaching journey, and I'd like to share some of them with you. Especially, if you are emergency or alternatively certified, a homeschool parent, a new teacher, or just someone who "gets it," then I welcome you to my site and resources!


Educators and parents need hefty bundles of humor and heavy doses of sarcasm to survive these precious individuals. If you're one of us, you're nodding your head right now. So, that's part of what this site is about. Navigating the treacherous galaxies of teen aliens.

You know it's true! If you're a parent or a teacher of a tween or teen, these words have flown from your tongue:


"Who are you and what have you done with my child?"


You're certain that someone or something has taken possession of your child's body. The hormones kick in and you're running for cover! The tears, the drama, the isolation, the unintelligible word-like utterances, the shutting down, the acting out—I could go on.

So, please understand that it is with the utmost respect that I call students of middle school persuasion aliens. You could replace it with extra-terrestrials if you'd like, but that requires way more syllables than necessary.


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