Co-teachers need to address a number of questions about how they’ll collaborate to teach the class.
I recently received this study skills question from a concerned parent looking for teaching strategies. My answer to her question may apply or help others, so I chose to include it as a blog article.
Co-teaching Models succeed with coaching. My initial training on how to coach co-teachers came from my mentor, the late Dr. Mike Mezzocchi. There are three truisms that he shared with me that I never forgot and have carried with me through every coaching relationship.
I was a high school teacher during the mini-skateboard (they were officially called “Fingerboards”) craze of the early 2000’s. At the time, I worked with students who had trouble with self-control, focusing, and getting their work done. The day that a mini-skateboard flipped off a desk and hit anoth [...]
Sometimes, it helps to have an idea of how to respond to student behavior in a way that encourages students to own their actions, does not create a power struggle, and is consistent and effective. When using these scripts, issue each statement in a calm tone of voice, with normal voice volume. Be ca [...]