Learn all about the six strategies.

One Teach and One Observe.

One teacher delivers instruction to the class while the other may:

- Observe targeted behavior in the class.

- Assess student understanding and academic functioning.

- Assess student behavior for a behavior intervention plan.

- Can be used to begin a co teaching relationship.

Benefits to students and educators:

- Students can be observed in an unobtrusive environment.

- Requires minimal joint planning.

- Teachers can focus on a particular student.

- Allows for more detailed observation.

- Helps in the orientation of new teachers to the classroom.

One Teach and One Support.

One teacher takes the lead in providing the instruction while the other one may:

- Assist students who may be struggling.

- Provide one on one instruction.

- Monitor student goals.

Benefits to students and educators:

- Requires little joint planning, less conflict and allows teachers to focus on individual

students to keep them on task.

- Allows teachers to identify student needs, save time in distributing materials and gives a role for teachers who do not feel competent in a certain area.

- Allows students to receive unobtrusive support, individual attention and reduces the student teacher ratio.

Station Teaching.

Different teachers are each responsible for a different

part of the lesson. They may:

- Divide students into two or more groups based on ability.

- Have the groups work on a different part of the lesson then rotate.

- One teacher teaches one portion while the other teaches a different one.

Benefits to students and educators:

- Provides students with relevant and appropriate instruction.

- Provides students with independence, socialization and

effective review and response.

- Exposes all to similar material.

- Allows the teacher to provide relevant and appropriate instruction.

- Increases student response rate, encourages cooperation, allows for

proper supervision and the creation of a lesson of strength.

Parallel Teaching.

The class is divided in half and two different teachers teach the same

material to both groups. This could include:

- Simultaneous review for a unit exam or lecture.

- Both groups could debate one another, each being lead by a

different teacher.

Benefits to students and educators:

- Provides students with effective review, small group instruction,

more supervision and individual attention.

- Provides teachers with increased student participation and supervision

to control behavior problems.

- Teachers can support one another easier.

Alternative Teaching.

Includes a lead teacher and a support teacher:

- Lead teacher conducts the formal lesson.

- Support teacher runs alternative supplemental activities

before or after the main lesson to small groups or individuals.

- Both teachers meet to discuss lesson planning, students in need of help

and how to conduct alternative activities.

Benefits to students and educators:

- All students can learn together and have access to the alternative

activities if needed regardless of ability.

- Teachers can use alternative methods to extend lessons up or down and

be able to more easily reach all students.

Team Teaching.

Involves two teachers who share the instructional activities equally.

This requires a high level of trust, commitment and collaboration time.

Both teachers work together to improve each others skills:

- special education teacher picks content skills.

- general education teacher picks up classroom management, adaptive

instruction and differential instruction and assessment skills.

Both teachers take turns delivering the lesson:

- one leads a discussion while the other gives examples.

Benefits to students and educators:

- Provides students with more one on one and small group instruction.

- Helps students connect with teachers and the lesson content is stronger.

- Provides teachers with increased support, the ability to create strong unique

lessons and they are looked at equals in the student's eyes.