Learning and Helping
To scaffold students’ understanding about how people learn and how to support others’ learning, we developed guidelines, activities, presentations, and role-plays. Though these actions, we hoped students would internalize the beliefs and practices of peer support. To learn more about this stage of the project, read Chapter VIII: Learning to Help.
We identified four strategies for learning new things.
Designed to highlight our four learning strategies, this activity guides students through the step-by-step process of drawing a tree frog.
We identified four strategies for supporting others’ learning.
To promote a supportive environment and avoid pitfalls, we created six guidelines for helping.
This interactive presentation checks for student understanding of our six guidelines for helping.
This document provides facilitation tips and scenarios for role plays modeling peer support interactions.
To capture the language use in role plays and remind students what they might say during peer support interactions, we created visual aids. Using the “How Can I Help?” worksheet, each student thought of an example of a helping strategy. Then, we compiled these examples into a visual aid for each strategy. Underneath each visual aid is a blank template.
This visual aid displays two strengths of every community member, including the teachers. When a person needs help, they may look on the strengths chart to see who might be able to support them. (Names have been erased.)