Kern Rural Teacher Residency
Co-Teaching Pairs Reflection
With several weeks of co-teaching experience, a self reflection will assist in the growth of the co-teaching pair and the development of more polished co-teaching strategy use . As you learn about one another, reflect on your pairs' strengths and needs. Have discussions based around reflective feedback in the coming week. A co-teaching reflection rubric has been provided to help you and your partner begin meaningful conversation centered around co-teaching. Use the link below to access the rubric:
Step outside of your comfort zone and try some of the Co-Teaching strategies you have not ventured to try. If you lean toward Team Teaching and One Teach/One Assist, try Parallel or Alternative Teaching this week. Below a teacher engages in small group instruction while employing the Alternative Teaching strategy.
TPA of the Week - TPA 8 - Learning About Students
Candidates draw upon an understanding of patterns of child and adolescent development to understand their students. Using formal and informal methods, they assess students' prior mastery of academic language abilities, content knowledge, and skills, and maximize learning opportunities for all students. Through interpersonal interactions, they learn about students' abilities, ideas, interests and aspirations. They encourage parents to become involved and support their efforts to improve student learning. They understand how multiple factors, including gender and health, can influence students' behavior, and understand the connections between students' health and their ability to learn. Based on assessment data, classroom observation, reflection and consultation, they identify students needing specialized instruction, including students whose physical disabilities, learning disabilities, or health status require instructional adaptations, and students who are gifted.