Mr. Murphy it is a pleasure to have you at our school today. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask me during your visit.
Thank you Principal Anderson. I would love to see a school tour and observe how your school's co-teaching models are going on.
One Teaching One Observing
This is Mrs. Thompson's kindergarten class we have just walked into story time.
I will observe Mrs. Thompson as she implements a read aloud with the kindergartners so I can be prepared when it is my time to lead a read aloud discussion.
Hello friends today we will be reading the story Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
One Teaching One Assisting
Class today we will review the 7 times table that Mr. Nelson taught the class yesterday.
Guys I will be walking around while you complete your handout for any help.
So happy I studied last night!
In this station I would like you to measure and tell me the length, width, and height of each shape.
Mr. Murphy is the president of the school board committee. Today is his annual visit to Benjamin Rush Elementary School. Here he is meeting Principal Anderson to discuss about the school's performance, academic curriculum, and how the new policy of co-teaching is being used in the school.
In this station use the triangles in front of you to build a similar pyramid such as this.
In this model "one teacher instructs while the other observes students to identify issues and assess their performance. This method allows the observing teacher to provide feedback on which content and activities are most effective for students" (Trites, 2017).
Today class we will learn about adjectives. Red group please make your way to Mrs. Hernandez and the blue group please meet Mrs. Brown on the right side of the classroom.
One teacher leads instruction, while the other teacher provides support or assistance to students who need additional help or enrichment. The assisting teacher also gathers observation data and assists in classroom management (Cohen & Hoffman, 2014).
Class lets create a song to help us remember the names of the planets.
Lets label and draw out the planets that we have learned so far.
In station teaching "co-teachers divide the instructional content, and each takes responsibility for planning and teaching part of it. In a classroom where station teaching is used, students move from one station to another according to a predetermined schedule" (Friend & Cook, 2013). A third station can exist as an independent station.
Great more measuring to do!
In the parallel teaching model, "the teachers divide the class into two groups and they instruct each group with the same content simultaneously" (Trites, 2017). By teaching smaller groups teachers are able to give more attention and create more opportunities for one on one student interaction.
In this model, one teacher instructs a large group, while the other teaches a small group who need specialized attention and additional supports (Trites, 2017). The teacher who handles the small group also teaches the same content the large group is learning, but in a more alternative style to meet the special needs of students.