Valeria Torres, a first-generation American and high-school graduate, tells her story about navigating college, pursuing her passions, and creating a life of purpose. A Summit Public Schools alum, she talks about the important role her mentor played in providing guidance and support in high school, college, and beyond.
How do we help our children achieve their dreams? Successful people around the globe will tell you that the ability to do meaningful and ambitious goal-setting has been key to their success. Read five ways to support your child in setting smart goals.
Mentorship has the power to impact the course of students’ academic and personal life trajectories. Read about the top benefits for both students and teachers.
Si eres un estudiante nuevo en la mentoría, puedes preocuparte por lo que se espera de ti o cómo comportarte en esta nueva relación. Tómalo de una alumna de las Escuelas Públicas de Summit (SPS), Valeria Torres: “Necesitas confiar en la otra persona, necesitas tomarte el tiempo para conocer a tu mentor como persona”.
In this post, I share how to prepare students for peer tutoring, with advice on training tutors to strategies for pairing specific peer groups based on assessment data and student strengths. Last week, I discussed why peer tutoring works for my 7th grade students. From encouraging learners to stretch out of their comfort zones and […]
Peer tutoring has made all the difference in elevating the level of learning and engagement for students in Catherine Birch’s 7th grade class. Read about the specific kinds of growth Catherine has seen in her students, in the first of this two-part article on peer tutoring.