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Kelsie Fender
Age/Skill Level and Pairing
Fri Jun 12, 2015 21:36
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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 given classroom is likely to be made up of students from numerous different skill levels. I am curious to see how pairing up students of high skill level and low skill level would play out. I am curious to know when the point comes that students of high skill level get too frustrated to work in their pair. I know that typically the smarter students (particularly once you get into college) end up taking on the lead roll in a group and doing most of the work while letting the less intelligent students slack off. How early would you anticipate this model setting in? It may not be something that affects younger students, but I do not know.

  • 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
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