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.
One Teach, One AssistOne co-teacher has primaryinstructional responsibility whilethe other co-teacher assistsstudents with their work,monitors behaviors, or correctsassignments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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