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PTRC Teacher’s Lounge Launches

PTRC Teacher’s Lounge Launches

The Peer Tutoring Resource Center has launched a new Facebook group: PTRC Teacher’s Lounge. You are invited to be a part of this growing community of k-12 educators who are interested in collaborative learning and other student-centered approaches.

From peer tutoring, cooperative learning, personalized learning and project-based learning, to character education and social emotional learning; let’s learn from one another, ask and answer questions, and share experiences, challenges and successes because teachers supporting teachers is always a good idea.

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Collaborative Strategic Reading & Other Peer Tutoring Resources

Collaborative Strategic Reading & Other Peer Tutoring Resources

The following links to peer tutoring and other teaching resources are also listed in the Resource Library and Useful Links sections of this site.


Collaborative Strategic Reading Learning Logs by Adolescent Literacy 
This reading log form is designed for use with CSR (Collaborative Strategic Reading) assignments. CSR teaches students to work cooperatively on a reading assignment to promote better comprehension. Get additional information about using the reading log.

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2017 PTRC Giveaway Contest Winners

2017 PTRC Giveaway Contest Winners

It’s time to officially announce the winners of last December’s end-of-year teacher appreciation giveaway! The PTRC wishes to thank all who participated in this contest. The winners have already been contacted and have claimed their prizes.

Without further ado, Congratulations to the following winners!

  1. Grand prize winner of $200 Target gift card, Amy Antholzner, Reading Specialist at Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg VA
  2. Second place winner of $100 Target gift card, Vicki Scott, Special Education Inclusion Teacher, at Grand Caillou Elementary School, ...
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What Would An Online Peer Tutoring Marketplace Look Like?

What Would An Online Peer Tutoring Marketplace Look Like?

Sharing Academy was born as the first peer tutoring marketplace for university students, where any student that needed help to learn some subjects could find top-notch colleagues from their same university and area of study willing to help them.

In our goal to democratize education, we started an expansion to all kinds of tutoring keeping the same peer-to-peer approach.

It can be difficult for a student that needs help in a specific subject to find someone that can help ...

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Peer-Based Reading & Math Interventions by Learning Together

Peer-Based Reading & Math Interventions by Learning Together

In this edition of our peer tutoring program spotlight, we’re featuring The Learning Together Company. We reached out to learn more about their program and compiled the responses we received in the sections below.

Introduction

I’m Joann Cassell, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Together. I am the editor for several teams of educators and curriculum specialists who write and update our programs. I also tutored for eight years in an adult tutoring version of Reading Together, our third-grade literacy program.

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ClassWide Peer Tutoring: A Gamified Learning Activity

ClassWide Peer Tutoring: A Gamified Learning Activity

Gamification Versus Game-based Learning

Gamification as a teaching strategy aims to enhance learning by using a game-style format to motivate students to participate in learning activities. Gamification is sometimes confused with game-based learning.

In game-based learning, students learn through games, while in gamification, game-like elements are applied to non-game activities to boost student motivation and engagement. Gamification is often characterized by rewards systems such as leaderboards, badges and point systems while game-based learning requires students to play games via toys, electronics and ...

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Creative Ways to Get More out of a Three-Ring Binder

Creative Ways to Get More out of a Three-Ring Binder

One of the biggest challenges facing educators on a daily basis is ensuring that students have the proper materials to succeed. This can mean anything from getting the latest versions of textbooks into the classroom to keeping a jar of spare pencils around for students who forget to bring them. It can also mean getting clever with materials to make learning more interactive.

Using materials and supplies creatively can also be helpful in a cross-age tutoring environment. In fact, due to ...

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Peer Tutoring Resource Update – July ’17

Peer Tutoring Resource Update – July ’17
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Mason High Peer Tutoring Program Design

Mason High Peer Tutoring Program Design

Mason High school is a suburban school in Mason, Ohio with a student population of 3,400. Its schoolwide peer tutoring program which opened at the beginning of the 2016 school year, was created by its program advisor, Jere Clark who has taught at the school for 11 years.

Motivation for Creating a Peer Tutoring Program

Clark states that the decision to create a peer tutoring program was influenced by increasing state standards and a need for a tier 1 intervention at the ...

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Latest Peer Tutoring Resource Discoveries

Latest Peer Tutoring Resource Discoveries

Below is a summary of the most recent links added to the peer tutoring resource library.

Schoolwide Peer Tutoring Program Design & Planning

  • Peer Tutoring for Students with Autism

This brief guide from Teacher Vision provides suggestions on how to facilitate structured tutoring sessions between students with autism and their socially competent peers. In this guide, you will find tips for training peer tutors on their roles and conduct during tutoring sessions, tutoring activity ideas, as well as the role of the ...

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