General notes for using the Buddyschool system and implementing it at your school

At the Pasila comprehensive school, study groups have been arranged both as one time events and over the course of the school year. The method suits both ways well.

A method that proved to be effective was having a student hold the same lesson several times for different groups of first years. This allowed the student to improve and evaluate their performance, as well as build their confidence.

The more often study groups were held, the more natural it was for students to take extra responsibility for, e.g., planning. The method feels easy and effortless as long as spontaneity is preserved, so that nobody will feel burdened, the level of enthusiasm  is maintained and as many as possible can participate.