Tween Publishing has announced that it has launched its Student Organizational Skills (SOS) podcast program. Tween's SOS program addresses an increasing concern that many middle school students do not have the academic discipline—the work habits, and the time management and organizational skills—that they need to be successful in school. In a recent report by ACT Inc., "The Forgotten Middle," 8 in 10 middle school students were found to be lacking the academic discipline essential for being on track for college.
Tween's "edutainment" podcasts interact with its popular workbook The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! The podcast program consists of ten 25-30 minute lessons that can be used by teachers to supplement Tween’s in-class SOS instruction, or utilized by at-home and independent learners to acquire these essential skills.
Tween's program is designed specifically for the sixth through eighth grade. Included are such skills as binder organization, using a planner, organizing a homework space, using a rubric, self-advocacy for middle school, remembering daily responsibilities, correcting poor homework habits, long term project management, and understanding grade averaging.
The SOS podcasts can be accessed from Tween's website at www.middleschoolguide.com. The podcasts are in MP3 format and can be downloaded to iPods or MP3 players.
Source: Tween Publishing, www.middleschoolguide.com