Peer mediated interventions have been found to be very effective in helping students with behavior challenges succeed in school. (For details see the article titled Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Students with EBD). This intervention leverages the power of a students’ peer to teach a concept or lesson, rather then the teacher.
It comes in several varieties, all are evidence-based:
If you have a student struggling with academics, especially a student with EBD, these interventions might be worth a try. NOTE: if the student’s behavior problem is aggression to toward peers, hold off on the peer tutoring, there are other options. Stay tuned for more of those interventions.