Alternative teaching allows students in need of more help get pulled into a small group to get the needed attention.
Both teachers deliver instruction at the same time in front of the classroom.
Co-teaching puts two teachers in one classroom. It cuts down on the student to teacher ratio, and it also increases attention for each student. (Scruggs)
Communication, planning, and content knowledge are needed to impliment co-teaching
The best way to create a co-teaching environment is to ask for volunteers and give the teachers time to plan before being placed together within a classroom. (Kohler-Evans)
Co-teaching has an effect on both the teachers and the students. Students respond better when the teachers are a strong team. The needs of all the students will be met when the teachers have time to plan.
In co-teaching, responsibilities are shared between two teachers. One person cannot take control of the class. It all has to be equal. (Tschida)
Studies have shown teachers become more comfortable when co-teaching. Studies have also shown co-teachers have a greater impact on students.