Helping Students Find Their Voice in Peer Groups

Credit: Photo by Mikael Blomkvist from Pexels
Credit: Photo by Mikael Blomkvist from Pexels
Performing among peers is never easy. I’ve seen great teachers tremble before a group of colleagues as they speak about an instructional practice they’ve developed. The fear grows out of not finding respect among equals. Academic professionals end up having lots of experience in peer groups, and apprehension about needing to prove ourselves diminishes. We may not care less what our colleagues think, but we’ve learned how to handle ourselves in peer groups.

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