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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Calif. high-school students critique younger students' work - courtesy of SmartBrief

This is a great example of how the brain works and the problems created by divided attention - trying learn material too difficult.  The older students were able to concentrate on - and internalize - the rules of grammar.

More than 100 seniors in Kip Glazer's English class at Independence High School in Bakersfield, Calif., are improving their writing by being virtual writing mentors to sixth-grade students in Chicago. Once a week, the 12th-graders read posted assignments and then send feedback about the material to the younger writers. As they have learned to make constructive critiques of the younger students' work, the older students have become more aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their own writing, Glazer said. blogBookmark and Share

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