Do you work with peer tutors, cross-age tutors, TAs or instructional aides at your school? Research shows that providing quality training is essential. "Building Student Success: A Training Workbook for Tutors and Instructional Aides" is a 47-page workbook designed to provide that training. The topics contained in this peer tutoring and instructional aide handbook have been carefully selected to address the key elements identified by research as being critical to quality tutor and paraprofessional instruction. Topics covered include:
-Creating and maintaining positive rapport based upon respect
-Working effectively with students of varying abilities
-Keeping students focused and attentive
-Asking questions that stimulate creative thinking, problem-solving and deeper learning
-Motivating and encouraging students
-Providing students with clear and appropriate feedback
-Teaching study skills
-Understanding student differences including those who are second language learners and those with disabilities or special needs
-Maintaining appropriate boundaries, professionalism and confidentiality
-Adhering to a tutor/instructional aide code of ethics
This peer tutoring and instructional aide training workbook delivers information in a user-friendly manner. While it contains some basic instructional strategies for teaching math, improving writing, improving comprehension, etc., it does not focus on how to tutor in specific content areas. Rather, the emphasis is on presenting the “soft skills” needed to work successfully as a tutor or instructional aide.
Study questions are provided at the end of each section to review content and encourage reflection. This peer tutoring training workbook also contains an assessment/skills inventory tool, goal development sheets and suggested group activities should you wish to use them. You can structure group discussions around the topics presented if you are facilitating a peer tutoring or cross-age tutoring program or you can simply provide the workbook to your tutors, TAs and instructional assistants as a self-study course assigning them to read the material presented and complete the study questions.
You will also receive an 18-page Teacher's Guide containing program suggestions, notes, tips and suggestions about using the workbook with your tutors and instructional aides. An answer key for the study questions as well as suggested activities and lesson plans to use during group training sessions is included.
Please download a free copy of the Table of Contents
in order to get a more specific idea about what is contained in the peer tutoring and instructional aide training workbook. You can also download a free copy of the handout Dos & Don'ts for Peer Tutors and Instructional Aides
. This is a page from the workbook containing helpful information that will provide you with a closer look at its content.
This material is appropriate for secondary students including those in middle school, high school and college. It is also appropriate for adults who are beginning as instructional aides.
Learn about the Benefits of Peer Tutoring & Cross-Age Tutoring
including a summary of the research.
Learn about How to Create a Successful Peer Tutoring & Classroom Aide Program
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You will receive a zipped folder containing PDF documents of the Peer Tutoring and Instructional Aide Training Workbook and the Teacher's Guide. Please be sure that you are able to unzip and open PDF files before purchasing this product.
I also have several visual supports and strategy cards that you might find helpful to use with your students:
Visual Strategy Poster & Prompt Card for Comprehension: Remember What You Read
Visual Support/Prompt for Behavior & Self Regulation: Become Independent in Class
Visual Support Prompt Card for Self Advocacy & Communication: Asking for Help
Visual Support Prompt Card for Behavior: What to do Next
Visual Strategy Poster and Prompt Card for Conversation Skills
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