Co-teaching is an educational method that involves two teachers working together to plan a classroom and make assessments on one group of students. This is often used as a strategy to pair teaching candidates with a more experienced teachers as a mentor. The method has also been implemented in pairing special and general education teachers to design a more inclusive classroom that benefits students with special needs. This allows students with disabilities to have access to the general education curriculum, which includes classroom activities and community-building opportunities that they would not otherwise participate in.
In co-teaching, equal responsibility and accountability is shared between two teachers for their classroom’s curriculum and daily activities. It also provides more opportunity for one-on-one interaction between teachers and students, which leads to stronger relationships.