#8 One Guide Tech and One Facilitate Discussion - The HOW of Co-teaching In this implementation of the co-teaching models, one co-teacher presents instruction and leads discussion based on student real-time responses. During the discussion, the other co-teacher monitors the computer, interacts with [...]
One of the key elements of my new book, “Best Practices for Co-Teaching & Collaboration” is a huge range of co-teaching models that can be applied to a number of classroom situations.
The How of Co-teaching Models: Many teachers are forced into co-teaching and find themselves paired with another adult in the classroom without any training in the people skills part of the process. They just don’t know what to do or what to say. Yet, what we *say* to each other can make or break our relationship before we even begin.
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 [...]
What do you do when your co-teacher is so completely different from you? This is a tough problem, yet there is a solution.