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November 27, 2018
Peer Tutoring Resource Library Update | November '18

Here are some new links you'll find in the peer tutoring resource library: Schoolwide Model Resources Category: Peer Tutoring Lesson Plans and Tools Peer Buddy Sample Syllabus Sample syllabus from the Kentucky Peer Buddies Education Center, designed to increase access for students with disabilities to the general curriculum and all the activities of a typical high […]

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September 24, 2018
Peer Tutoring Resource Updates | September '18

The peer tutoring resource library has been updated with links to the following resources: Schoolwide Model Resources Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning Implementing and Evaluating a School-Based Peer Tutoring Program This 2001 report explains the workings of (and how to implement a similar) cross-age tutoring program that was developed in a British Columbia elementary […]

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August 28, 2018
Building Student Success | Peer Tutor Training Workbook By Teach Tutors

It’s that time of year when we as educators are busy setting up classrooms and programs and welcoming new students. If you are like me, you are a bit sad to see the relaxed pace of summer come to an end but also excited about working with students again with a renewed energy and passion […]

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August 6, 2018
Helpful Back-to-School Resources for Teachers

Back-to-school season is like spring time in the k-12 world. It's an opportunity to hit the reset button and embark on a fresh start. During this time of year, many educators are making preparations to try new strategies in the classroom, refine teaching methods and just generally searching for ways to make life easier as […]

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June 12, 2018
Peer Tutoring Resource Update | June '18

What's new in the peer tutoring resource library? Below is a summary of our recent discoveries. Schoolwide Model Resources Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning Working Together Startup Questionnaire by Hoenny Center A reflective practice to help get students engaged with the idea of teaching other. This form is free to download on Teachers […]

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May 1, 2018
End of School Year Activity Idea

The end of school year is fast approaching! While it's an exciting time for students and teachers alike, keeping students focused and on task can be quite challenging during this period. If you are in search of engaging and educational activities for this exciting and often chaotic time of the year, here's one activity from Teachers […]

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March 27, 2018
A Character Education Program for the Middle Grades

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 […]

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March 13, 2018
Peer Tutoring Resource Library Updates Courtesy of Hillcrest High School

In our last blog post, we featured the peer tutoring program of Hillcrest High School in Strawberry, Arkansas. Today, we're giving you a peek into some of the documents used within the program. The Peer Tutoring Resource Center wishes to thank program founders, Natasha Turner and Rachael Netrefa for offering their time to share details […]

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February 26, 2018
Peer Tutoring Program Spotlight: Hillcrest High School

Program founders, Natasha Turner and Rachael Netrefa researched and implemented the peer tutoring program at Hillcrest High School during the 2015-2016 school year. Below is a compilation of their responses to our questions about the program. School Demographics Hillcrest High School is part of the Hillcrest School District in Strawberry Arkansas, a rural district in […]

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