This Leader's Guide will show you how to start a peer helping program and how to use the Peer Helper Handbook to teach peer helping and peer tutoring skills. It contains training material designed to be used with both middle school and high school students.
Twenty training units cover the full array of peer helping and peer tutoring skills. Each unit can be presented to a group of trainees in a forty-minute session. Each unit has one or more exercises. All exercises are intentionally planned to have trainees work together in cooperative learning teams, either in pairs, triads, or small groups. Learning together cooperatively helps trainees develop social interest and confidence in working with others, both of which are necessary to the role of "peer helper."
Peer helping programs are exciting and meaningful, both to the students who participate and to the leaders. The goal of this guide is to help make your program a successful and rewarding experience both for the students you train and for their peers.
|Publisher:||Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
John DeMarco is a licensed professional counselor and author with a number of interests in the helping field. As an author he has written books for parents, teachers, counselors, therapists, and students. He is a parent educator and conducts parenting workshops and presentations. As a parent educator he has written a parenting book entitled More Than Love: Skills for Parents. For teachers, counselors, and other school professionals he has written books for starting and maintaining successful peer helping and peer mediation programs. He has also written books for junior and senior high school students who want to become peer helpers, tutors, and peer mediators. He has also written a group facilitator's guide for counselors and therapists who work with adolescents in counseling and support groups. He is a school counselor and substance awareness coordinator in the public schools of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Helping students and their parents is a dedicated interest of John's and has been the source of his motivation for writing.