Teacher Training, Taught by Students (NY Times)

19 January, 2011

Read the full article in | The New York Times Article by Winnie Hu

Teacher Training

[…] The idea of using students to help teachers sharpen their skills came from the National Urban Alliance’s trainers, who, while working with Newark’s teachers, observed how easily students on the playground seemed to teach one another the latest dances or games.

“It’s just so natural for them,” said the group’s chief of staff, Ahmes Askia, who oversees the Newark program. “Their friends get it, and they get it almost effortlessly, so we’re saying to the teachers: use that in the classroom.” […]

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