Students listen to their peers more than they listen to adults. An effective way to teach students something important, create a teaching method that utilizes this fact. Create a peer to peer delivery system that allows students to teach that information to their peers. Certifiably LIT is a peer to peer teaching model.
In September 2017 the first pilot teaching model of Certifiably L.I.T. Health Initiative version 1.0 was completed at Newark Tech High School’s TEAL Center. 38 students from Newark Tech’s TEAL Center were taught a health curriculum developed by developed and taught by Ironbound USA and the Rutgers School of Nursing. The curriculum included knowledge on HIV, STD’s, smoking, teen pregnancy, diet plus other topics. The students were taught the curriculum and then taught methods to teach the curriculum to their peers. Peer to peer teaching.