What do you do when your co-teacher is so completely different from you? This is a tough problem, yet there is a solution.
Where can the co-teaching model “teach half then switch” really help co-teachers shine? In helping teachers with additional skills and knowledge use those skills to enhance the lesson and reach students who may be struggling with the material.
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.
Want to take your co-teaching up another level? Try using the “one teach and one interpret” co-teaching model.
When Implementing Co-teaching Models: Flexible grouping is a great way to utilize both teachers in a co-teaching classroom. Here's How to implement Flexible grouping and small groups in the co-teaching models.