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SUGARLOAF TEACHER WINS NATIONAL ACTION RESEARCH REPORTING AWARD
Cynthia Welch's students had experienced help from some dedicated middle school students in their science projects this year.
The middle school students paired up with Welch's ESE students to master six science experiment procedures. Not only did this support their science understanding but it also helped their comprehension in English language arts.
Prepared and coached by Welch, the middle school tutors learned effective ways to help their ESE friends and formed good relationships.
Welch reported that, with the middle school students' encouragement and individualized coaching, the ESE students improved their engagement with the science projects and completed their assigned material even more quickly.
Supported by a competitive action research grant from The Hoenny Center for Research and Development in Teaching, Welch's report analyzed her observations and shared what she and her students learned through the peer teaching process.
"Master teachers all over the country use peer teaching as one of their key instructional strategies," said J. Terry Gates, President of The Hoenny Center. "Cynthia Welch's project is an example of contemporary teaching at its best, and that is why we are proud to support her report."
Cynthia Welch's report can be downloaded from the Project Updates section of the Research menu.