Create a “Study Buddy” System


To develop an additional one-on-one peer support that students can lean on in and out of class.


A “study buddy” system helps students develop a sense of belonging amongst peers and provides an additional layer of assistance through challenging lessons and content.

Action Steps

  • Set expectations for how students will use the buddy system and allow students some choice in their partner.
  • Prioritize honoring students’ buddy choices or pairs of students with shared interests or motivations.
  • Facilitate the connection with an in-class pairing lesson or ceremony.
  • Once a buddy system is established, set a schedule to check in with each member of each pair to see if the system is working for both parties or if adjustments need to be made.



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