Alternative teaching is a co-teaching model where one teacher works with a small group of students, as the other teacher instructs the large group
1. Stereotyped as pulling students out and teaching them in a separate room.2. Noise level must be controlled if both teachers are working in the classroom3.The students might view the teacher working with the larger group as the teacher incontrol
The small group lesson can take place in or outside the classroom and can focus on content that is similar or different from what is being taught to the rest of the class.
WHEN TO USE When there is a small group of students who need pre- or re-teaching of skills or content
1. It helps meet the personal needs of students.2. Provides both teacherswith an active instructional role.3. Lets teachers use flexible groups