Regular readers of this blog know I’m a big proponent of students teaching other students.
I’ve published several posts on the topic, but am hoping readers will point me in the direction of others.
Here is a beginning list of The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates (it’s just a beginning):
Students as Teachers in the Classroom is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns – it’s a four-part series on this very topic!
How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy is from Cult of Pedagogy.
Here’s a guest post that appeared in Doug Lemov’s blog on peer tutoring.
Doug Lemov has a Part Two guest post on peer tutoring.
The Art Of Peer Teaching is from 3 Star Learning Experience.
Should Students Explain Their Thinking? Not Always, Research Says is from Ed Week. It’s a helpful study, though I think it uses a “straw man.” It basically says that student self-explanation is effective as long as they’re giving a correct one. It’s difficult for me to believe that many teachers don’t use guidance to ensure that this is the case. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen researchers use straw men to prove their point.
Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned is from Science Daily.
Is peer feedback the most effective way to teach? appeared on Medium.
Creating an Effective Book Buddies Program: No More Magical Thinking is from Timothy Shanahan.
Peers Guide 9th Graders Through ‘Make-or-Break’ Year is from Ed Week.
Peer Teaching Through Expert Groups is a video from The Teaching Channel that showcases an ELL classroom.
Incorporating Students’ Perspectives in the Design of Peer Review Activities is by Adam Loretto, Sara DeMartino, and Amanda Godley. What Do High School Students Think About Peer Review? is by the same authors.
Learning by teaching others is extremely effective – a new study tested a key reason why is from Research Digest.
‘Peer instruction’ makes students more active learners is from The Hechinger Report.
Want Students to Remember What They Learn? Have Them Teach It. is from Ed Surge.
A Research-Backed Toolkit of What Works—and Doesn’t Work—in Education is from Edutopia.
Improving learning-by-teaching without audience interaction as a generative learning activity by minimizing the social presence of the audience. is a new study that highlights a well-researched finding (that students learn a topic well when they have to teach it), tries to add a new twist to it (finding that students learn more when they create a video about it than when they teach to other students in-person), but totally misses a key element (in the study, it appears they were teaching to people they didn’t know, while in school, they would be teaching to their classmates/friends). The key point doesn’t totally negate their conclusions, but I think it raises an important question about them. Nevertheless, I’m adding this info to this list, because having students teach-by-video could be a nice change-of-pace.
Additional suggestions are always welcome.
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