Bold School-Chapters 7 & 8
October 1st-- Peer Tutoring & Concept Mapping
Peer Tutoring Truths--Effect Size .55
Peer Tutoring Truth #3: Peer tutoring only works if the tutors are trained in advance and teachers model tutoring skills.
- Not all students have the innate skills to be tutors.
- Students need explicit instruction in what it means to be "an effective tutor."
- Training needs to be relevant to the learning goals.
Training Tutors (7th grade math teacher example)
- Teacher must clearly establish expectations with tutors prior to beginning peer tutoring
- Be calm, patient, and understanding
- Provide positive feedback (teacher demonstrates how)
- Do not give them the answer (teacher demonstrate how to ask questions to steer in the right direction)
- Keep the group on task
- Only the tutor can ask teacher questions.
Bridging Activity Peer Tutoring Concept Map
Using the provide Post-its, answer the following questions:
- What 'outside of school' resources do you have that could be beneficial peer tutoring?
- Which areas within your classroom do you feel could benefit from peer tutoring?
Work together to create a concept map with the Post-its with the main idea being "Peer Tutoring".
Concept Mapping Programs
With your group, explore your Mapping Program. Be prepared to share feedback with the other groups.