Co-teaching look like
Laurel Park Middle School
Regular Teacher: Mrs. Vijaya Nallari
Co-Teacher: Mr. Claude Morris
Subject: Algebra 1
Co-teaching is the collaboration between general and
special education teachers for all of the teaching
responsibilities of all students assigned to a classroom…
In a co-taught classroom, teachers share the planning,
presentation, evaluation, and classroom management in
an effort to enhance the learning environment for all
students.” Gately & Gately, 2001.
Benefits of co-teaching I experienced last year
Diverse instruction to meet diverse needs
Meet the needs of ALL students
Effective Co-teaching Models.
“Collaborative teaching is a service delivery structure in
which teachers with different knowledge, skills and
talents have joint responsibility for designing, delivering,
monitoring and evaluating instruction for a diverse group
of learners in general education classrooms.”
DeBoer & Fister, 1995
Inclusion Vs Co-Teaching
I have been teaching Inclusion class since 2008 and last
year we had a PD in co-teaching and the models
introduced and sharing the responsibility of teaching
made lots of difference and I see the difference it made
in our student’s lives.
We have adapted all the models and student’s also
enjoyed much. I must say we never had a chance to
separate SPED and Regular. We use to divide the class
as a whole and every time in different manner.
Lead and Support Model
Primary responsibility for
planning unit of instruction.
Shares in delivery,
monitoring and evaluation.
Duet Model: This model we
followed most which benefitted
Both teachers plan and design
instruction. Teachers take turns
delivering various components of
Skills Group Model: This model
benefitted for our struggling
Students are divided into
2-4 groups based on
instructional need. Each
teacher takes primary
responsibility for half the
group. Teachers may
Adapting Model: I would appreciate
my co-teacher for his co-operation.
Primary responsibility for
planning and delivering a
unit of instruction.
Determines and provides
adaptations for students
who are struggling.
Station Teaching Model: We have
many ha ha moments adapting
Responsible for overall
Teaches a small group
specific skills they have
Parallel Teaching Model: This is
one more frequently used model
and we see students benefitted
most out of this.
Both teachers plan and
design. The class splits
into two groups. Each
teacher takes a group for
the entire lesson. This
reduces the teacher-
Role of SE Teacher (Mr. Morris)
Support instruction in class and in
Students with high need
Notes, PPT, Use of technology
Clean copy, tests read, etc.
Seating charts, proximity
Thoughts on Co-teaching
A group of 4 -5 students and students stay in their places only
materials are passed after every 12 minutes and they need to
complete all 5 stations
Flash cards activity in Properties.
Students need to match the correct property for a given examples
and write down the property and example on construction paper
Polynomials - Classify Polynomials
Represent using tiles (Draw) and Simplify add/subtract/multiply
show on white boards
Functions poster project- Create a poster with a function f(x)=
You get to pick 5values and make a table –input/output- Graph the
function-label x-and y-axes , plot all ordered pairs.
State domain,range,relation and inverse relation- Represent
relation in table and mapping form.
Slopes and Parallel lines
Hot spot questions
Interpret the graphs to find the steepness.
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The dream begins with a
teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads
you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a
sharp stick called “truth.”--Dan Rather