Malibu teachers “buddy-up” to learn

Malibu teachers “buddy-up” to learn
Posted on 11/10/2018
To a child, adulthood is a fairytale, far-off land, reserved for grown-ups who are done with school and out of touch with how things are done today. Meanwhile, students just a little older offer a strong example and a “cool” factor that seems just outside their reach, explains Allison Troyan, a first-grade teacher at Malibu Elementary School.

For the last three years Troyan and Erin Simeone, a fourth-grade teacher, decided to capitalize on this influence. Every week they merge their classes through the Buddy Mentorship program, an innovative approach to collaborative learning.

The students play educational games, create and present projects together and read to one another.

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