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E. Q. : How can co-teaching be applied in the general classroom?
Co-teaching occurs when two or more teachers, one general educator and the other a special service provider (e.g. special education, related services, ELL, reading) share physical space in order to actively instruct a blended group of students, including students with disabilities.
Marilyn Friend (2007)
One teacher teaches and the other systematically collects data on a student, group of students or entire class on behaviors the professionals have previously agreed upon.
Drawbacks, if used to excess:
Students in groups of three or more rotate to various teacher-led and independent work stations where new instruction, review, and/or practice is provided. Students may work at all stations during the rotation
Students move rotating to each group
Recommended Use: Frequent (30-40%)
Students are divided into two heterogeneous groups. Each partner teaches a group essentially the same material.
Both teachers teach the same content in the same room simultaneously
One teacher works with a small group of students, while the other instructs the large group in some content or activity that the small group can afford to miss.
Partners plan and share instruction of all students, whether it occurs in a large group, in monitoring students working independently, or in facilitating groups of students working on shared projects.
One teaches while the other supports the instructional process by assisting students who need redirection or who have questions.
Seldom (<20%, <10% is better)
Co-teachers make a commitment
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Which of the definition components of co-teaching seem most critical to you and why?