Digital PortfoliosSummerSpark 2010 Conversations
Peer mentoring programs that matter (Chris Renshaw) Room 110 -- If teachers understand that many students learn best when they teach- and learn from- other students, how can we create an environment where this sort of exchange is common? What are some of the difficulties in setting up a formal peer mentoring program, such as a writing center? How can we get student buy-in from the masses? Is this just an “English thing”, or can other content areas find a use for formal peer mentoring programs? What would such a program look like for a math or science department? What does a “successful” peer mentoring program look like?