Teaching Strategies for All Ability Levels in a Larger Classroom

In any general class, there are students of different ability levels and, correspondingly, grade levels. Direct teaching the entire class together can sometimes leave higher-grade, higher-ability students bored and perhaps acting out, while lower-ability students may struggle to understand the lesson. We need teaching strategies that reach all the learners in the classroom.

By | 2018-04-11T12:12:52+00:00 March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Co-teaching Models: The Importance of Co-Teaching for Larger Class Sizes

A ratio of 30:2 is a better scenario than a ratio of 30:1, with co-teachers working together. Indeed, the study noted that “Most partner classes used tag-team teaching, with one teacher leading and the other doing clerical work.” That type of co-teaching, of course, falls under the “One teach, one observe” co-teaching model that co-teachers often rely upon.

By | 2018-02-21T11:53:19+00:00 February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Co-teaching Models – Skills and Rigor: Kicking Co-Teaching Up A Notch

I walked into an eighth-grade language arts classroom to find two co-teachers and 28 students absolutely focused on the lesson. The desks and chairs had been arranged into two sections, creating a makeshift conference table. On the other side of the room, the same arrangement was repeated, implementing a dynamic and effective co-teaching model.

By | 2018-02-19T16:00:43+00:00 February 12th, 2018|0 Comments