I have observed a class room where the "better" students were helping those less fortunate, and that seemed to make a huge difference in the class as a whole!!!! I think it is rewarding to both of the students, and I think that it can bring a class together. (It also makes it easier for the teacher) I have also observed the opposite. A mainstreamed student was helping normal ability children. The only difference was that it was at a younger level. The mainstreamed student was a high scool student, and the normal student was in elementary school.
it doesn't matter how old the students are as long as they are working together!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:O) (O: THE KANGROO JUMPED ON YOR :O) (O: FROWN AND TURNED IT UPSIDE :O) (O: DOWN!!! :O) (O:
:O) (O: SO...DO US ALL A FAVOR :O) (O: AND :O) (O: S M I L E ! ! ! :O) (o: