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How can we create a support program for teachers who are using the co-teaching model?
Co-teaching has become more and more popular within schools. Co-teaching is two or more people sharing the responsibility of teaching the whole class or groups. The planning, evaluation and instruction are all split between the people. Many problems can arise while co-teaching. Some problems are: Who is responsible for the students in the classroom? Who gives grades? How do we grade? Whose classroom management rules do we use? What space do I get? What do we tell the students that they have two teachers? What do we tell the parents? How can we get time to co-plan?
Sometimes there can be disagreements on the above questions. Conflicting or varying personalities can negatively affect the room and the student's learning.
How can we create a support program for teachers who are using the co-teaching model? How can we address and help solve co-teaching challenges?