Mrs. High and Ms. Lynch's classroom is a co-taught classroom. This means that there is one general education teacher and one special education teacher providing instruction. Both teachers are in the classroom for the whole day. They plan together and share all classroom responsibilities. Co-teaching supports academic diversity in the general education setting and provides ALL students access to our districts curriculum.
The co-taught model includes six instructional strategies. Mrs. High and Ms. Lynch will utilize these strategies to help meet the needs of all diverse learners in our class. The six instructional strategies are:
1. 1 Teach, 1 Support- this means one teacher will lead the instruction and the other will float around the room, helping students as needed.
2. Team Teaching- this means both teachers are delivering instruction together at the same time.
3. Parallel Teaching- this means the class will be plit into two smaller groups and taught the same content by one of the two teachers. This allows for more opportunities to answer and interact.
4. Station Teaching- this means the classroom will be set up learning centers or stations. Students will rotate to stations that are independent work stations and stations with each teacher.
5. Alternative Teaching- This means that a small group of students may need to be pulled for a focused mini lesson on a particular skill.
6. 1 Teach, 1 Observe- this means one teacher will be delivering instruction while the other teacher is observing students. This allows teachers to collect behavior data, as well as other information.
Mrs, High and Ms. Lynch ask that you include BOTH teachers on all emails. This helps in case one of them is out sick and allows them to be a unified teaching team. You will always receive an email back from both of them.