You know what I love about co-teaching? Having someone to process and reflect with about your lessons, practice, worries, and hopes. You are on an adventures together, the adventure of creating a loving, nurturing, challenging classroom that fosters critical thinking and meets the complex needs of your students. It isn't that different than scaling a mountain!
That is why I loved the opportunity to chat with some other EAL specialists about their experiences with co-teaching; particularly discussing the shift from a traditional "pull-out" model. Thanks to @Toppel_ELD, @mrs_badger_east and @Deanne_Mor for inviting me to the conversation,. I've embedded the chat below. Where is your school in their co-teaching adventure?
I am an MLL specialist, coach, and educational consultant that is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.