Students as teachers

9th graders practicing Algebra
9th graders practicing Algebra

As I experience being in the classroom as a student, some of  the students take the roll of a teacher and help their classmates with math. This technique has proven to be very helpful to me, to the students being helped and to those who are helping.  All have been benefited by this peer-to-peer instruction. It is quite effective. The students that have caught up the concept first and quickly become my best allies and assistants in class.                           3

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"To teach is to learn twice"

Every one feels important. Some give personal attention, others receive it. These kids are learning an important lesson of life: to help and be helped. Finally, I  also need to humbly learn that I, as a teacher, don’t always communicate and pass on knowledge in an understandable way. Some others, even younger than me, can do better.

Long time ago a warrior named  Joab said:  “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.” (I Chron.19:12).   The principle is applied in all areas of life, but the Bible specifically encourages us ” to give a hand” to those of the household of God. I’ve heard the saying: “One hand washes the other” and if we don’t know how to give, we won’t be able to know how to receive. We sadly become spiritually “handicaps”. We don’t live better by helping others, but we truly and fully live in doing so.

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  1. Cute little teachers!
    Will pray for you.


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