Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Students Helping Students

While teaching a difficult concept in math, I can explain how to do it ten different ways and still be met with looks of confusion by some students.

I can go over the "why" behind the way to do it, and heads still shake.

But if a friend or classmate offers up help, the solution becomes clearer.

Kids just have a different way of explaining things in a way that makes sense to one another. Maybe it removes the intimidation factor of working with an adult, versus someone your own age.

I don't know, but I'm grateful when it happens.

Today, my students showed me just how willing they are to work together to make sure everyone learns.

It was a proud teacher moment.

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