Reflection and Analysis Newsletter
The teachers who participate in collaborative learning are using a cross disciplinary approach to teaching. Instead of two ELA teachers working together, there might be a science and social studies teacher working together. These teachers work together in one classroom to present a lesson that meets the needs of both core subjects. They are accountable to one another and work as a team to solve problems. The teachers work together to plan the lesson and decide who will be the lead and who will be the support. This is helpful so that the teachers aren't awkwardly talking over each other. It also ensures that if one teacher is the expert on something, they lead in areas that they are comfortable. From the student point of view, collaborative teams offers two sets of expert eyes and additional support. The teachers are able to meet with different members of the class and be more effective during there formative assessment because they have smaller groups to work with.
Which might be the most effective in delivering the plan you developed in Week Three?
How utilizing student work as a focus guides the collegial dialogue and focus for teacher learning
Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2016, from https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/collaborative-teaching-ntn
Inquiry Teams. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2016, from https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/inquiry-protocol-nvps