Reflection: Co-Teaching Interviewing an Expert - Section 1: Instructional Notes


Early elementary teachers truly have to be the jack of all trades-- mathematicians, reading specialists, science gurus... Sometimes it is difficult for teachers to be experts on everything.  Science provides an excellent opportunity to collaborate with other teachers at your school.  Here are some of the ways I collaborate in science lessons:

1) Sharing ideas about materials and curriculum units beforehand

2) Shared reflections about what worked and didn't work

3) Collaborating with special area (technology, art, physical education, music, librarians) teachers to provide additional related lessons during special area times.

4) Co-teaching with another teacher

5) Co-teaching engineering lessons with other classes, allowing students to choose groups with members of other classes

In this lesson, I co-taught with the music teacher.  We discussed the format of the lesson ahead of time and how it would work best.  Then, during the interview, I was present as well and interjected with reminders to students about some of their questions.

  Co-teaching & Collaboration
  Co-Teaching: Co-teaching & Collaboration
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Interviewing an Expert

Unit 4: Light and Sound
Lesson 9 of 18

Objective: SWBAT ask questions about sound.

Big Idea: Our school has sound experts... music teachers! Let's see what they can teach us about sound.

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