Teachers, read your peers
success stories below to get inspiration you can take into your
classroom. You can even share an effective
teaching strategy of your own. We'll update this page twice
And now, the stories.
"A strategy that I found
most helpful when teaching a fourth and fifth grade combination
classroom was the use of peer mediation. By the end of the first
grading period, I noted that I was acting too much like judge
and jury for disagreements between students. I wanted the students
to be able to accept responsibility for their own actions. The
students were allowed to select one representative from each grade
level and a third student that was jointly selected to serve.
This third student would only be involved if a student felt the
mediator had been unfair. I established parameters for the process
as well as locations that could be utilized for mediation. The
result was increased self-monitoring by students and improved
self-concept. I was especially pleased with the level of maturity
with which students utilized this avenue of redress." --Emily
Castleberry, K-12 teacher
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