The peer tutoring resource library has been updated with links to the following resources:
Schoolwide Model Resources
Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning
Implementing and Evaluating a School-Based Peer Tutoring Program
This 2001 report explains the workings of (and how to implement a similar) cross-age tutoring program that was developed in a British Columbia elementary school to foster the reading skills of second and third graders who were paired with their older peers in grades 5-7.
Category: Peer Tutor Recruitment, Training and Evaluation
Training Peer Tutors for the Secondary School Writing Center
A chapter from The High School Writing Center, where its author describes in detail the process of training the writing center tutors of Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Peer Tutor Tip Sheet
This tutor tip sheet by the Centre for Multicultural Youth, Australia serves as inspiration for creating a welcome packet with tips and resources to help get new tutor recruits on the path to success in their new roles.
Classwide Model Resources
Category: Peer Tutoring Lesson Plans and Tools
Pal Reading: Developing Fluency and Comprehension with Paired Reading
This activity by The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, aims to promote speed, accuracy, and proper expression in reading as well as practice comprehension skills to improve students’ understanding of what they read.
Peer-Designed Lesson Project
English Language Arts teacher, Alice Chen’s students participated in a peer-designed lesson project. From helping students determine the focus of their lesson and creating instructional materials, to designing assessments, Chen walks us through the numerous steps she took in ensuring her students designed meaningful lessons in her article on KQED Education blog.
How to Engage Students in Designing and Implementing Lesson Plans
Article on the blog of Teach for America gives a description of how to assign students into small groups to design their own teaching plans and teach those lessons to their peers.
Other Links of Interest
Teach Me: Student-Led Instruction Strategies
Article on Teach Hub explaining the benefits and goals of student-led instruction and offers suggestions for carrying out such strategies.
Student-Centered Learning Guide & Look-Fors
Two-page guide by Meriden Public Schools, defines the principles of student-centered learning and outlines both teacher and student look-fors under each principle.
Reciprocal Teaching: What Students Learn From Being the Teacher
An article from MiddleWeb blog, written by a middle school teacher who realized that, “we often learn the most when we are responsible for teaching something to someone else“.
Sample Personalized Learning Plan Templates
Article by Class Craft links to three examples of personalized learning plan templates and explains what makes them good choices for classroom use.
In this thought-provoking article that addresses the long-standing debate around whether or not being a peer tutor benefits the gifted learner, the author urges educators to ponder certain questions when making decisions about employing classroom-based tutoring strategies where gifted learners tutor their struggling peers.
An article by Concordia University – Portland, highlighting the steps for increasing the effectiveness of Peer Assisted Learning Strategies.