We live in a culture of blame. Everything is someone else's fault. This idea is reinforced by television, media, and what we see in the news. Frivolous lawsuits, high insurance rates; everything is someone else's fault. One of the things that kids struggle with is taking ownership for their own behavior.
I was teaching high school and working with struggling learners. Many of my students were unmotivated, felt defeated, or believed they were stupid. So, I tried some teaching strategies I learned from a book...
No matter how hard I try, no matter how much research I do, and no matter how many plans we come up with, I have still been unable to help these students make progress. Are there any uncommon or outside-the-box strategies that could help me motivate students?
Implementing a variety of co-teaching models, like “Teach Half, Then Switch” or station teaching can be beneficial for students who may have difficulty in the traditional classroom setting. These implementations, however, often require desks to be rearranged. In “Teach Half, Then Switch” the co-teac [...]
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.