Students act as teachers in effort to improve classroom behavior

06/27/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Educators at a New York City school created a new program this year to help improve classroom behavior among students in a fourth-grade inclusion class. Co-teachers Kate Gutwillig and Priscilla Wong started a reading-buddy program, in which the fourth-grade students were paired with first-graders for twice-weekly sessions aimed at offering the fourth-graders a chance to assume leadership roles and experience the difficulties involved in teaching.

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