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RE: bennettmc age
Wed Jun 10, 2015 07:52

I think pairing students together is a great idea. I know I have learned a lot that I didn't understand better being paired with another student who was able to explain things in terms that were easier for me to understand. It was as if they were an "interpreter" of sorts for me. I wonder if that is how it works when pairing these students together or if they are just seeing the behaviors modeled and they learn from that? Either way, I think pairing makes sense.

  • Re: age - bennettmc, Wed Jun 10 00:38
    From the Whalon and Hanline reading I learned that researchers paired together students. These students were also the same age and it was very effective. Therefore, maybe the best method is to pair... more
    • Age and pairing - luckadooso, Wed Jun 10 16:48
      I agree with you that pairing by age is definitely effective, but I wouldn't overlook pairing younger and older students together as well. Teaching is one of the best ways to make sure that you are... more
      • Age/Skill Level and Pairing - Kelsie Fender, Fri Jun 12 21:36
        I like your take on how pairing and older and younger student could be beneficial because it could help for the older student to be the teacher. This also made me think of pairing by skill level. Any ... more
    • RE: bennettmc age - hildebranak, Wed Jun 10 07:52
      • Re: hildebranak - bennettmc, Wed Jun 10 08:53
        I agree with you, it is effective, especially effective for students who have ASD. I would say that students learn from both the ways you mentioned. That is, the other student is able to act as an... more
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