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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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February 13, 2018
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 […]

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January 30, 2018
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 […]

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January 23, 2018
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! Grand prize winner of $200 Target gift card, Amy Antholzner, Reading […]

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January 2, 2018
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 […]

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October 31, 2017
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 […]

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