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  • Team Teaching
  • Class, today we are going to be discussing plots in a story.
  • We are going to learn what they plot is and why knowing what the plot is helps us understand a story.
  • Alternative Teaching
  • Fractions can be a very tricky concept.  We are going to learn how to do factions a little different today.
  • Today we are going to learn about mixed fractions.
  • One Teaching, One Observing
  • Jenna does not look very confident about starting division.  She may need extra help.
  • Class, today we are going to being division.
  • Team teaching is where teachers share the responsibility of teaching a class together.  Both teachers teach the same concept to the whole class.  The teachers plan, teach, and assess their students together.   When teachers are co-teaching it is important to develop a rapport with each other.  "Students can sense tension as well as harmony within the learning environment. A positive relationship will help minimize misunderstandings and motivate you to resolve problems before they escalate" (Marston, n.d.).
  • Parallel Teaching
  • Today we are going to go over our new vocabulary words.
  • Today class, we are beginning our new spelling words.  The spelling test will be on Friday.
  • Alternative teaching is when one teacher teaches a large group and the other teacher teaching a smaller group in which each group is working on a different task (Curry School of Education, n.d.).  In a classroom, there may be some students that need a little extra help with a concept.  In Alternative teaching, the general education teacher may take the large group and work on the concept as planned, where as, the special education teacher would work with the students that need the extra help at a slower pace.
  • One Teaching, One Assisting
  • Tyler, I know spelling frustrates you.  I can go over them with you when Mrs. Auten is done talking.
  • In this station, we will be coming up with the funniest sentence using our vocab words.
  • One teaches, one observes is a teaching method that helps both teachers and the students.  While the general education teach is teaching a concept, the special education teach can observe the students to possibly predict which students may need extra help.  This method is effective for checking for understanding and to check for difficulties with the concept being taught.  
  • Station Teaching
  • Ok, during this station, we are going to play a game that helps us remember our vocab words. 
  • KIds, today we are going to use our vocab words to write a story.
  • Parallel teaching allows teachers to work in smaller groups and has the comfort level of working in separately teaching the same concepts using different methods and possibly reaching a larger range of learning styles (Parallel Teaching in the Co-Teaching Classroom, 2017).  
  • Today we will discuss our new vocabulary words for this unit. 
  • One teaches, one assists is a method where one teacher takes responsibility for teaching the concept and the other teacher assists students that might be having trouble understanding the concepts.  This methods allow the general education teacher to teach a concept without interruption and the students to get help as needed to understand the concept.  The co-teacher gives the students that are struggling the assistance they need while learning the concept.
  • Station teaching is where students are placed into small groups in the classroom.  One station is ran by the teacher, one is ran by the co-teacher, and the other can be a station that is independent or ran by a Paraprofessional.  This method allow the teacher to spend more time with students who may need more help on a concept.  This strategy is good for both teachers and the students.  The students get the assistance they need from both teachers and both teachers are on the same page as to which students need more support.  
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