The latest resources from the resource library are outlined below.
Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center
A review of the book, “They’re All Writers”: Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center by Jennifer Sanders and Rebecca L. Damron, reviewed on the Praxis, a writing center journal by the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Designing a Peer Buddy Program to Promote Inclusion
A compilation of the steps educators can take to establish a peer buddy program in their school.
Peer Tutor Program Design Idea from Community College of Rhode Island Tutor Training Manual
The first section of this manual contains some peer tutor program operational information.
Peer Tutoring Rubric by Peach County Schools
This form, used by both teacher and peer tutor (to self-assess) provides assessment criteria under the categories of Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking & Inquiry, Communication and Application.
Peer Tutor Training Manual Inspiration – Community College of Rhode Island
Get ideas for developing your high school’s tutor training curriculum from this 30-page document by Community College of Rhode Island.
Peer Tutor Frequently Asked Questions
An information guide for prospective peer tutors interested in West Springfield High School’s peer tutoring elective course.
Peer Tutor Interview Questions (Allen Independent School District)
Sample interview questions for hiring tutors working with special needs peers.
Emmaus High School Peer Tutor Request Form
Tutor request form used in matching tutees with tutors at Emmaus High School’s peer tutoring program.
Raising Rigor with Peer Tutoring
A primary educator explains how to get students working together as peer tutors, using real world examples from the classroom. The article also provides a link to the printables and other materials used available at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Mastering Sight Words Using Peer Tutoring
An exercise aimed at improving sight word vocabulary and reading comprehension. Source: Michigan State University
Class Experts Posters Grades (3-5) **fee-based resource**
Suitable for third, fourth and fifth grades, these posters by Cassi Noack on Teachers Pay Teachers, serve as a tool to promote peer tutoring by displaying students’ names on posters that feature the skills they’ve mastered.
Best Practices for Highly Effective Peer Tutoring
This Youtube video, also listed in the video library presents common scenarios that can occur during tutoring sessions and demonstrates examples of what to do versus what not to do.
Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS) Case Study
Video by the Ontario Education Research Panel, summarizes the impact of PALS as a supplementary reading program for primary students, on teaching practice and learning outcomes.
Making Teamwork More Intentional
This Edutopia video features a STEM school where students use a collaboration log to keep track of how well they collaborate with each other over the course of a project.
Student-Led Teaching Activity Lesson Plan Template
Free downloadable template from Ms Imperiale’s Fourth Grade Class. This activity is aimed at increasing student engagement and creating opportunities for students to explore teaching and learning in a new way.
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