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Young Buddies
Teaching Peer Support Skills to Children Aged 6 to 11



May 2005 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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`For any teacher or school wanting to set up a buddy scheme, or to explore the possibility of doing so, this book contains some useful suggestions, ideas and guidelines. Even if a school did not wish to adopt the buddy system itself, the book contains useful material relating to citizenship and specific problems, like bullying which makes it a potentially useful resource for teachers and schools in general' - Early Education

Peer buddy systems have been demonstrated as very successful with older students. Positive effects are recognized for the individuals befriended and also for the whole community.

Margaret has used her vast experience with younger children to develop a programme which achieves these outcomes at the stage when they are learning the skills of friendship and co-operation.

Using her popular style of differentiating activities and teaching for two age groups, 6-8 and 9-11, Margaret has provided an exciting, innovative and challenging programme which enhances the citizenship curriculum and the atmosphere of the school.

Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

Introduction

 
 
Section 1
What is a Buddy?

 
What is a Friend?

 
What is a School Buddy?

 
How is a School Buddy Different from a Friend?

 
What Does a School Buddy Need to Do?

 
Where Can You Buddy?

 
 
Section 2
What Skills Does a Buddy Need?

 
Listening Skills

 
Body Language

 
Questioning Techniques

 
Empathy

 
 
Section 3
What Skills Does a Chum Need?

 
Listening Skills

 
Body Language

 
Questioning Techniques

 
Empathy

 
 
Section 4
Observing Anything Untoward

 
Special Needs of Chum

 
Worries and Bullying

 
Taking Decisions

 
Confidentiality

 
 
Section 5
Distancing

 
Confidentiality

 
Disclosures

 
Reporting Back When Necessary

 
 
Section 6
Peer Tutoring

 
Helping Chum to Take Decisions

 
Inclusion?

 
Feelings of Buddy and Chum

 
Making Chum 'Feel Good'

 
 
Section 7
Manifesto - What can I do to be a Successful Peer Buddy?

 
Contract

 
Badges

 
Compiling for Self a Peer Buddy Handbook

 
 
Section 8 for Chum
Role/Responsibilities of Chum

 
Appreciation of Buddy

 
Benefits

 
Peer Teaching

 
Sharing Experiences

 
 
Section 9
Various Options of How to Set Up the Scheme

 
Appendix

 
Reading List

 

`For any teacher or school wanting to set up a buddy scheme, or to explore the possibility of doing so, this book contains some useful suggestions, ideas and guidelines. Even if a school did not wish to adopt the buddy system itself, the book contains useful material relating to citizenship and specific problems, like bullying which makes it a potentially useful resource for teachers and schools in general' - Early Education

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