Apart from academic improvement being a common motivator for engaging students in peer tutoring, this student-led strategy has also been adopted by educators to improve social-emotional outcomes. Not only do students who participate in peer tutoring experience gains in academic achievement, this practice also fosters improved relationships with peers, improved personal and social development, and increased motivation.
We recently learned about Character Playbook, an initiative we believe might interest peer tutoring practitioners who are looking for additional character building activities in addition to peer tutoring.
An initiative of the NFL and United Way, Character Playbook is a program designed to educate middle school students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships. This program is administered in the form of a digital course that engages students in interactive educational activities that challenge them to better understand their own values and relationships with others. The course is divided into modules that cover core concepts around positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships.
You can learn more about this free program and how to bring it to your school by visiting the Character Playbook website.