“I firmly believe, based on my own experience as well as empirical evidence and hard data, that peer learning helps break down deviant peer groups, creates safer classroom climates for students, promotes positive social connections and mental health, and leads to better learning outcomes.”
Brad E., Principal
Integrates Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
By implementing peer learning in classes throughout the school day, schools can integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) directly into any curriculum. Peer learning promotes the development of social-emotional skills while students are learning core content, unlike curriculum-based SEL programs that require schools to sacrifice instructional time.
Enhances educational equity
Traditional lecture-based instruction can be disengaging for students, particularly those at greatest risk. Peer learning is an active form of learning that gives each student an important role among a group of peers, encouraging a high level of engagement with the material. As a result, peer learning encourages greater growth in achievement among more at-risk students and contributes to closing the achievement gap.
Supports existing initiatives
PeerLearning.net makes extensive use of reinforcement for positive behavior, and thus fits well into a PBIS framework as a Tier 1 program. In addition, by offering a variety of small-group lessons, including the jigsaw, PeerLearning.net supports the full implementation of AVID concepts.
Simple but powerful
PeerLearning.net is entirely Web-based and runs on any hardware platform or device that can support a Web browser. As a result, schools don't have to follow complicated software installation or maintenance procedures. PeerLearning.net also provides an easy-to-use data dashboard for administrators to track lesson delivery and student feedback.