Co-Teaching: Middle School

    One Teach, One Observe

    Opportunity for more detailed observation of students engaged in the learning process. Co-Teachers decide in advance what specific observational data is gathered during instruction and one gathers the data while the other delivers instruction. Data is analyzed afterword to improve instruction.

    Station Teaching

    Teachers divide content and students, each teacher delivers the instruction to one group, then repeats the instruction to another group. If appropriate, a third “station” could give students an opportunity to work independently.

    Download file "Station Teaching MS Social Studies Example.pdf"

    Parallel Teaching

    Both teachers deliver the same information simultaneously to two different groups. This increases the level of supervision and opportunities to respond for each group.

    Alternative Te aching

    Some students may need specialized attention. One teacher takes responsibility for the large group while the other works with a smaller group.


    Both teachers are delivering the same instruction at the same time.“One brain in two bodies,” or “tag team teaching.”

    One Teach, One Assist

    One person maintains primary responsibility for teaching while the other professional circulates through the room providing unobtrusive assistance to students as needed.