Team-Teaching Short

Team-Teaching Short

October 21, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


Alright. We got a lot to do today, so get in your seats and be ready to go. Let’s have your attention up front. What does it really take to be a leader okay? Who’s that role model in your life, okay? That leads by example, that you follow… That has to be one of he best films of the year. Alrigh, take that piece of paper up top, write video notes and we’re gonna watch a quick little video on… Voice Over: Co-teaching or team teaching involves two or more instructors teaching the same course This is an opportunity for two talented teachers to Collaborate and improve student learning The teachers are both involved in planning and instruction in order to increase student success, encouraging students and teachers to view the material from multiple perspectives throughout the entire course My name is Lisa Anderson. I’m the director of student services for the Yuma Union High School District. This year we expect to have twenty co-teaching teams across the district, so approximately forty teachers involved in co-teaching. The Yuma Union High School District has had the co-teaching model in place since 2009 and started at all of the high schools and The belief behind the co-teaching is providing access to the general education curriculum for all students Teacher speaking to class: We’ve seen some really good questions. Vanessa, what’s your question? What did you come up with ? I like it. Student response: “Why did Eula want the kids at church?” Teach rephrasing: Why didn’t she want the kids to be in church? That’s a great question. Do we know why? Student response: “because they were all white..:” Teacher: Ernesto knows, because they’re white kids and they didn’t wan’t white kids– Second Additional Teacher interjects: “Now, let’s talk about Eula, because I especially remember her from when my teacher taught this to me. How is she being described? Voice Over: Team teaching looks different from day to day Sometimes one teacher may take the lead with the other teacher assisting in the instruction; other days teachers may have stations where they are responsible for focusing on different topics or different skills. They may even split the class and teach at the same time in a shared space. However, team teaching is typically seen as the teachers taking turns equally throughout the day’s lesson, each leading instruction. Teacher explaining “putting on airs” So, when someone says that, it means like…your trying to sound better, or more intelligent than everyone else. So, if I walked into class tomorrow and was like