If you teach students a lesson, maybe they'll remember it for five seconds. But if you ask them to teach, they'll remember it for the rest of their lives.
At least that's the theory behind a special school project at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire.
A group of seventh-graders at the school are teaming up to teach a variety of science concepts like force, motion and friction to third-graders in Lincolnshire-Prairie View Elementary District 103.
"When a child has an opportunity to teach that concept to another, it helps them gain a conceptual framework of understanding," said Anne Reichel, district staff development coordinator. "The reason why we're doing it ... it is something that is research-based."
Several leading theories on brain compatible research as it applies to education have identified the ways in which students sustain material.
Research states …