Here are the most recent additions to the peer tutoring resource library:
Lewis & Clark High School Peer Tutor Training Presentation
A sample tutor training PowerPoint document donated by Lewis & Clark High School.
Sample peer tutor application form by Lewis & Clark High School.
Sample peer tutor contract and confidentiality agreement from Lewis & Clark High School.
Gather inspiration from this honors calculus teaching project for creating your own activity where students develop lesson plans and teach it to their peers. As part of the project, students will also conduct pre- and post- instruction assessments.
Student Led Vocabulary Instruction (6th Grade)
By giving students the opportunity to teach the meaning of two words to the class, this 6th grade English Language Arts lesson aims to demonstrate that “you learn what you teach”.
Explore Peer Teaching in Your Classroom
Whether you’re ready for a deep dive or just looking to get your feet wet, this Teaching Channel article has a variety of peer teaching strategies for you to test out.
Reciprocal Teaching Classroom Strategies
This Reading Rockets article guide lists the benefits of reciprocal teaching and provides instructions on how to use this teaching strategy. The article also includes a video demonstrating reciprocal teaching in action as well as downloadable templates.
This brief two-page reference guide by Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center provides some basic information about peer learning as an active learning method to increase student engagement.
Flip the Script: Student-Designed Units
On her blog, Catlin Tucker explains how she guides students to develop the skills and confidence to drive their learning through student-designed units.
3 Ways to Encourage Student Collaboration
Learn three ways to help students learn from each other in this Teaching Channel video.
Peer Tutoring as a Tier 2 Intervention
On their website, Polk Elementary School briefly outlines the why, when and how of peer tutoring.
Tips for Cooperative Learning Success
This Edutopia video (also listed in our peer tutoring video library), explains how giving students randomly assigned roles in their group work helps ensure that they all participate.
3 Ways to Maximize Peer-to-Peer Learning
This Edutopia video highlights simple research-proven strategies you can use to have kids teach each other.
In Larry Ferlazzo’s Q&A article on Education Week, contributing educators respond to the question: What are effective strategies for having students teach their classmates and other peers?
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