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How to Elevate Your Buddy Program

Cross-grade buddy programs are well-regarded for building positive school culture. With the right planning, they can boost academic and social skills as well—for both older and younger students. 

September 28, 2023

For more resources on stepping up a buddy program, read Gina Robles’s article for Edutopia, “How a Buddy Program Can Foster SEL.” Or watch these other Edutopia videos about using buddy programs to develop literacy skills, foster social connections, and build technology skills

To learn more about the research cited in the video, check out the links below.

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  • Collaborative Learning
  • Literacy
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • K-2 Primary
  • 3-5 Upper Elementary

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