clear What Is Cross-Age Teaching?

How would you like to be in the teacher's seat? Well, you can be through a cross-age teaching program. Cross-age teaching occurs when you share your skills and knowledge with persons who are either younger or older than you. Your students may be only slightly younger or older than you (like ninth graders or recent high school graduates). Or they may be significantly younger preschool, elementary, or middle school students, or even senior citizens. As a cross-age teacher, you may teach lessons by yourself to a class, as part of a group, or as a one-to-one tutor. Subjects can cover a broad spectrum, from crime and drug prevention to traditional academic subjects to special skills.

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Youth In Action Bulletin July 1999   black   Number 06