The benefits of students asking their peers for help

10/23/2011 | Education Week Teacher

Teachers should encourage students to ask their peers for help rather than telling them to help others, writes instructional coach David Ginsburg. This method teaches students to ask others for help -- a skill they will need in the workplace, he writes. Ginsburg adds that when teachers ask students to help their peers, some might resent doing so, if they don't simply ignore the instructions.

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