Below is a roundup of the latest resources from the peer tutoring resource library.
Written for the community college setting, this paper by the Academic Senate for California Community
Colleges Transfer, Articulation, and Student Services (TASSC) committee which aims to assist community college faculty with the development of effective practices for online tutoring programs, covers topics that are applicable to high school tutoring programs.
A form sourced from Inclusive Schools Network for cross-age tutors to record peer support sessions and communicate to the teacher about tutee’s participation.
Sample presentation used in training new tutors at Evanston Township High School
These guidelines for peer tutors at Palo Alto High School cover tutor conduct and tutoring techniques.
This information packet covers the basic principles of reciprocal teaching, implementation steps and issues to consider, comprehension and teaching strategies, research on the impact of reciprocal teaching on students’ reading comprehension and a brief summary of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ use of reciprocal teaching.
Chapter excerpt from, Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension, provides sample reciprocal teaching lessons that can be used with whole-class instruction.
Dive right into using CWPT strategies in your classroom today. Get a brief introduction to the purpose of class-wide peer tutoring, its advantages and benefits, and how to implement the strategy.
Learn about flexible grouping strategies to keep students engaged in learning while developing collaboration skills.
Ninth-grade teacher discusses how she promotes effective group discussions. Sample lesson plan and materials are provided.
A guide to assist teachers in selecting appropriate collaborative activities to supplement classroom instruction.
A guide to implementing Peer Reporting – a behavioral intervention aimed at improving the quality of interactions among students, encouraging positive prosocial behaviors and reducing inappropriate behaviors.
An explanation of evidence-based teaching strategies / approaches that have been adapted with the working groups of the Washoe County School District.
A structured peer feedback protocol centered around three questions: What am I trying to achieve? How much progress have I made so far? What should I do next? At the end of the Feedback Chat, the student receiving feedback arrives at an answer to the third question.
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