Peer teaching is a method where one student teaches another student to gain knowledge and understanding.
Some of the benefits include:
~Students have direct interaction with their peers which promotes active learning.
~Peer teachers reinforce their own learning by teaching other students.
~Students feel more comfortable working with others.
To start our Element Superhero project, the fourth grade class taught our third graders the important pieces of the project. The fourth graders had already started this project so it was a great opportunity for them to peer teach the directions and give examples of ways the third graders could get started.
The third grade students are peer teachers on Tuesday mornings in the Pre-K classroom. We help our Pre-K friends read, discover, and explore.
We encourage, listen, make suggestions, and teach our knowledge to foster a safe learning environment.
Creating designs on the Geoboards
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney