1st Edition

Students Mentoring Students in K-8 Classrooms Creating a learning community where children communicate, collaborate, and succeed

By Diane Vetter Copyright 2023
    126 Pages
    by Pembroke Publishers

    Today’s students bring with them to the classroom a wide variety of understandings and ways of knowing. Sharing this richness of understanding, as well as students’ unique ways of looking at challenges, solving problems, and interpreting the world adds an incredible depth and meaning to all types of classroom learning. This thoughtful guide offers authentic, meaningful and purposeful activities that will lead students to share their thinking, and to support and mentor each other emotionally, socially, and academically. It explores numerous ways to create opportunities for shared learning, mentoring partnerships, and expanding student horizons.



    1. It Always Begins with a Question…

    2. Sharing Our Voices

    3. Realities of the Classroom

    4. Leaders in Learning

    5. Reimagining Learning for the 21st Century





    Diane Vetter’s career in education includes teaching and mentoring experience in the elementary grades and at the Faculty of Education, York University. She is the author of journal articles and a popular keynote speaker, and her research interests include mentoring, teacher education, and cross-curricular infusion of Indigenous perspectives, traditions, and cultures.