Harnessing the power of peer motivation and the internet.
No matter what approach is used to educate or quantitatively assess the academic and social progress of a child, a motivated student will have greater success than an unmotivated one.
On Giants' Shoulders is a high school/college student-run program that uses web cameras and the internet to motivate elementary and middle school students (especially, but not exclusively, in schools in underserved neighborhoods). A group of students from a high school or college is paired with a group of elementary or middle school students. Each member of each group is then paired on a one-to-one basis according to individual interests.
Harnessing the power of peer motivation during weekly online "chats", the younger students are encouraged and inspired to excel academically and socially, to become excited about learning and to respect their teachers, schools and the learning process.
This website contains everything you need to create a chapter in your school.