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  • 1. Mentoring Teacher CandidatesSeven Co-Teaching Strategies
  • 2. One Teach, One Observe One co-teacher has primary instructional responsibility while the other co-teacher gathers specific observational information on students or the (instructing) teacher. The key to this strategy is to have a focus for the observation.
  • 3. One Teach, One AssistOne co-teacher has primaryinstructional responsibility whilethe other co-teacher assistsstudents with their work,monitors behaviors, or correctsassignments.
  • 4. Station TeachingThe co-teaching pair divides the instructional content into partsand the students into groups.• Groups spend a designated amount of time at each station.• Often an independent station will be used.
  • 5. Parallel Teaching• Each co-teacher instructs half of the students.• The two co-teachers are addressing the same instructional material and present the lesson using the same teaching strategy.• The greatest benefit is the reduction of student to teacher ratio.
  • 6. Supplemental Teaching This strategy allows one co- teacher to work with students at their expected grade level, while the other co-teacher works with those students who need the information and/or materials extended or remediated.
  • 7. Alternative/Differentiated TeachingAlternative teaching strategies provide two differentapproaches to teaching the same information.The learning outcome is the same for all students, however theinstructional methodology is different.
  • 8. Team TeachingTeam-taught lessons that are well planned exhibit an invisible flowof instruction with no prescribed division of authority:• Using a team teaching strategy, both teachers are actively involved in the lesson.• From a student’s perspective, there is no clearly defined leader, as both teachers share the instruction, are free to interject information, and available to assist students and answer questions.