Monday, September 23, 2013

Sharing a Love of Reading & Learning: A Student Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

What a way to start the week!  Students from Terrace and Cedar Brook Elementary Schools joined cheerleaders from Spring Woods High School, Aldine ISD and Houston ISD, to kick-off this year's Learning Together Program.

The program, sponsored by United Way and part of the L2 Leadership Institute, extends learning opportunities in reading using a structured peer-to-peer tutoring model that boost achievement for both the tutee and the tutor.
The goal of Learning Together is to accelerate student achievement and motivate students to become lifelong learners. 

The program is based on a proven set of skills and strategies that build reading performance, encouraging the development reading skills, and empowering students to embrace and share their love of learning. Peer tutors learn strategies to help tutees become independent readers and thinkers. Tutors demonstrate the highest form of understanding by putting learning into practice.

Thank you to all our tutors and tutees who came out to celebrate the start of this year's program.  Special thanks to United Way for their support of this program in SBISD.


Post a Comment

Do you have feedback? Tell us.