|Teacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)|
|Chapter 3 collaboration|
|Tapping human resources|
Another approach to in-class collaboration is team teaching. If a teacher is unwilling to observe or be observed, perhaps he/she might be willing to co-teach a class with you. For example, if you are teaching "story telling devices" in an English class, one of your English-speaking colleagues might be able to relate some local history using the same device. Likewise, if you are presenting a geometry lesson on circles and circumferences, a science teacher might be recruited to illustrate with drawings or models of planets, moons or stars. Or perhaps more simply, you can ask another teacher to co-teach a class with you on an ongoing basis -- an exercise which would facilitate team research, lesson planning, teaching, testing, and observation,
Of all the teachers' conferences you have ever attended, what session made the greatest impact on you? How was the session presented? Could you or one of your colleagues present it or adapt it so that it could be presented to teachers at your school? How?
2. Are any of your colleagues currently teaching subjects which relate to the subject(s) you are teaching? How could the two subjects be taught jointly?