A round-up of the latest updates in the peer tutoring resource library:
Schoolwide Model Resources
Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design & Planning
High School Peer Tutoring Course Curriculum
As stated in the curriculum, the purpose of this peer tutoring course is to develop communication and interpersonal skills, organizational skills, learning and study skills, creative problem solving skills, a basic understanding of the factors that impact student learning and achievement, and empathy for their struggling peers.
Classwide Model Resources
Category: Lesson Plans & Tools
Improving Math Performance with Reciprocal Peer Tutoring and Parental Involvement (Elementary & Middle Grades) Peer Teaching Assignment
An intervention designed to improve math performance and classroom behavior by combining reciprocal peer tutoring with home-based rewards.
Team Stop Sign is a printable cooperative learning tool by Laura Candler of Laura Candler’s Teaching Resources designed to be used during cooperative learning activities to help teams stay on task.
Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning
Peer Mediated Instruction / Intervention
This 19-page document by Tracey Hall, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, NCAC; and Andrea Stegila, RAS, summarizes the various configurations of empirically validated PMII implementations.
Additional Links of Interest
Differentiation Strategies and Examples: Grades 6-12
A Tennessee Department of Education handbook developed to support teachers in designing differentiated lessons and tasks in their classrooms.
An article from the blog, Miss Decarbo, offering tips and tricks to facilitate peer teaching and partner discussion in the classroom.
Empowering Students with Peer-Designed Lessons
In this KQED Education article, a teacher explains the steps taken to make sure her students designed meaningful lessons for their peers.
The objectives of this lesson plan by ReadWriteThink include: learning how to categorize questions using the Question–Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy; writing and sorting questions for two different texts and participating in discussions with peers; practicing listening to others and discussion techniques by adding information or connecting experiences to the text read.
In this Edutopia article, a writing center director explains points to keep in mind when planning for a writing center.