Comparing the co-teaching relationship to a marriage, this resource offers a lighthearted yet comprehensive perspective on setting up, conducting, and maintaining a successful co-teaching partnership.
Chapter 13: Working Together to Wrangle the Lil' Rascals
Working Together to Wrangle the Lil' Rascals
Five Practical Approaches for Co-Instruction
As you will recall, co-teaching requires three things: co-planning, co-instruction, and co-assessment. In Part III: The Wedding, I told you a lot about the aspects of co-planning. I reviewed how to make time for planning, how to use your time in planning, and when you should conduct different aspects of planning. However, now that you know how and when to plan, we need to discuss what you are planning to do. This is when we get into the co-instruction part of co-teaching. Notice that I don't consider “instruction” the same thing as “teaching.” Indeed, it is a subset of it. That is because I believe that teachers who ...