Age and pairing
Wed Jun 10, 2015 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 confident in the material, engage in and connect to school, and increase responsibility. I think it would even be helpful to pair an older student with ASD with a younger student, if the older student were confident in certain components of literacy. This way, they could help and be the 'teacher' for once instead of the student that constantly needs someone to help them. Even if they were paired on a simple letter-naming game, I think the time could be useful for both the older and younger student.

  • 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
      • 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
      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... more
      • 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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