One of the many things I love about mentoring, is the opportunity to work with new teachers in a variety of ways. My favourite is co-teaching.
Co-teaching goes beyond collaboration and let's teachers work together to educate students.
http://www.ctserc.org/initiatives/teachandlearn/coteach.shtml lists 6 different ways to co-teach:
1. One Teach, One Observe.
2. One Teach, One Assist.
3. Parallel Teaching.
4. Station Teaching.
5. Alternative Teaching.
6. Team Teaching
I found an awesome blog that talks about co-teaching, here are some highlights:
I will be the first to say co-teaching is not for everyone but in the same instance, I believe everyone should try it.
Education is not about out doing my coworker down the hall. It is about collaborating to make everyone successful. I have always been a fan of collaboration but throughout school, everything has been a competition for me. Teaching is not a competition it is about doing what is best for all our students.Read More here - original post
Co-teaching.... maybe not for everyone, but I am the first to admit that I can be a control freak.... yet, I still manage to enjoy and excel in co-teaching!