August 11, 2022

Co-teaching is the practice of pairing teachers together In a classroom to share responsibilities of planning, instructing, and assessing students.

Co-teaching
Co-teaching


The models of co-teaching


One teaches One observes


One teacher is instructing students while the other observes students learn, the teacher determines what instruction takes place next, also see to students that need additional help


One teaches One assist


One teacher gives instructions directly to students while the other assists individual students as needed


Parallel teaching


This is dividing the class into two groups simultaneously and each teacher teaches the same information at the same time


Station teaching


In this type of co-teaching teachers divide content and students. The class is divided into three or more groups and the classroom has multiple learning centers. As the students rotate through the stations, the teachers teach the same material in different ways to each group


Alternate teaching


One teacher instructs most of the class and the other teacher teaches an alternate version of the lesson to a smaller group of students. Alternate teaching is also sometimes described as big group/small group teaching


Team teaching


Both teachers are in the room at the same time but take turns teaching the whole class. Both teachers are a bit like co-presenters at a conference


Benefits of co-teaching


It introduces students to complementary teaching styles and personalities
It models students for a successful collaborative working relationship
It lowers the student-teacher ratio and reduces the load of teaching a large class
It provides additional support to struggling students without specifically singling them out
It provides increased classroom management, which can be helpful if the class makeup is particularly challenging

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