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10 Quick Tips for K-12 Peer Tutoring Success by the PTRC’s 2016 Contestants | Meet the Winners

10 Quick Tips for K-12 Peer Tutoring Success by the PTRC’s 2016 Contestants | Meet the Winners

Last December, the Peer Tutoring Resource Center hosted its second giveaway contest in honor of k-12 peer tutoring practitioners. We’re very proud of the educators who participated and shared valuable tips about implementing a successful peer tutoring program.

A hearty congrats once again to the following winners:

  • Grand prize winner of $200 Target gift card: Kristen Johnson, School Psychologist at West Cary Middle School, NC.
  • Second place winner of $100 Target gift card: Karlee English, Special Education Teacher at Hillcrest Jr. High, Murray UT.
  • Third place winner ...
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Latest K-12 Peer Tutoring Resource Listings

Latest K-12 Peer Tutoring Resource Listings

Happy New Year!

We’re kicking off 2017 by outlining some new resource listings you’ll find around the site.

Schoolwide Peer Tutoring Resources

In this course, students learn how to design and teach a lesson. The document contains a course timeline, evaluation forms and a lesson plan template for peer tutors.

This publication contains sample forms and printables for tutor recruitment, evaluation, training and peer tutoring program design ...

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Rewarding Peer Tutoring Practitioners – PTRC Giveaway 2016

Rewarding Peer Tutoring Practitioners – PTRC Giveaway 2016

Last year, the Peer Tutoring Resource Center held its first ever giveaway contest as a way to show appreciation for the work you do as educators and to celebrate our second anniversary.

Due to the success and positive outcome of the giveaway, we have decided to host another contest this year! This year’s contest was first announced to our newsletter subscribers who had the chance at competing for a first-entry-submission prize.
It’s quite easy to participate in the contest which closes ...

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Giving Tuesday 2016 at the Peer Tutoring Resource Center

Giving Tuesday 2016 at the Peer Tutoring Resource Center

November 29th 2016 is Giving Tuesday. If you’re wondering what Giving Tuesday is, here is a brief description quoted from the official Giving Tuesday website: “#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.”

One way to participate in the Giving Tuesday movement is by supporting organizations and causes that you believe in. As a Peer Tutoring Resource Center supporter, you can join in helping to continue to expand our curated library of tools ...

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Peer Tutoring at Arvada High School

Peer Tutoring at Arvada High School

Background

The Peer Tutoring program at Arvada High School in Arvada, Colorado began just this 2016-2017 school year. The program was developed in order to target those students in our school who are failing one or more classes due to missing assignments. The majority of those whom we tutor are 9th graders because we can easily access them during their Study Hall, and only 9th graders have a mandatory Study Hall class. We are open to walk-ins and have also tutored ...

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Data-Driven Peer Tutoring (With a Bonus for Khan Academy Users)

Data-Driven Peer Tutoring (With a Bonus for Khan Academy Users)

As the school year starts, check out Splor! Splor allows students to search for skills / concepts and find peers who’ve mastered them. Typically, I’d start by touting the benefits of peer tutoring and peer teaching, but the Peer Tutoring Resource Center already has. So, instead, I’ll share three benefits of using technology to facilitate peer teaching:

1. Splor makes facilitation of peer teaching painless

Any teacher who’s spent hours before class designing the perfect peer tutor pairings will agree that the preclass workload is ...

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Parkway School District’s Epic Back-to-School Video

Parkway School District’s Epic Back-to-School Video

What happens when students and teachers are met with a chalkboard at their school’s entrance with a simple question written on it: “What is your hope?” A most inspiring back-to-school moment happens and you just have to see for yourself.

Your turn: What is your hope for this new school year?

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Ideas for Training Peer Tutors in Collaborative Session Techniques

Ideas for Training Peer Tutors in Collaborative Session Techniques

Educational environments promote learner engagement through student-centered activities. K-12 settings, in particular, rely on enhanced academic support services in helping students achieve core course objectives through guided instruction and facilitated peer learning.

The services of such academic support programs oftentimes range from one-on-one to study group sessions and online tutoring. It is imperative, however, that learners are exposed to purposeful tutorial interventions that are administered by trained tutors. Educators and tutorial administrative personnel are charged with the systematic coordination and implementation ...

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Back-to-School Classroom Cleaning Hacks

Back-to-School Classroom Cleaning Hacks

The beginning of the school year is a great opportunity to start fresh in a sparkling clean classroom with excited, attentive students. But, let’s face it, no matter how old or young the students – there is no stopping the inevitable mess they leave in their wake. Not only is a messy classroom distracting, it can also be unhealthy! By involving the kids in classroom clean-up and using a few handy cleaning hacks, the learning space can stay as tidy ...

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Thoughts and Reflections on Social and Emotional Learning: Walking the Talk as Educators

Thoughts and Reflections on Social and Emotional Learning: Walking the Talk as Educators

As educators, we face several obstacles every day. Social-emotional learning is one challenge we face on a daily basis with our colleagues, students, and administration.  At some point during the day, educators must assist students with managing emotions and giving them guidance in setting positive goals. As a special education teacher in Reno, Nevada, little did I know that a tragic event would change my life forever on January 23rd, 2015. This tragic event would put my own social-emotional state ...

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