## parallel teaching

The parallel teaching model splits the class in half, with each educator teaching his or her portion of students the same lesson. Sounds easy enough right?

Although the class is separated, students groups should be able to reconvene after their separate lessons and still find connections. Each separate lesson needs to be about the same topic and teach the same objective. An example of parallel teaching would be where a science class is split in half but both teachers are teaching the same lesson on temperature.

PROS: This model allows for more individual student attention, which can help students with learning deficiencies and/or higher-level students to work on more sophisticated tasks separate from what the rest of the class is learning. Teachers can exhibit more control over combating social behavior problems, which can be ideal for more restrictive special needs student populations.

CONS: Parallel teaching requires collaborative planning and good timing in order for both teachers to effectively utilize the model. It is futile to both teachers and students to teach two separate lessons that are mutually exclusive. Both teachers also need to be equally strong in the subject matter or the groups will not receive the same quality of learning about the topic being taught.

Although the class is separated, students groups should be able to reconvene after their separate lessons and still find connections. Each separate lesson needs to be about the same topic and teach the same objective. An example of parallel teaching would be where a science class is split in half but both teachers are teaching the same lesson on temperature.

PROS: This model allows for more individual student attention, which can help students with learning deficiencies and/or higher-level students to work on more sophisticated tasks separate from what the rest of the class is learning. Teachers can exhibit more control over combating social behavior problems, which can be ideal for more restrictive special needs student populations.

CONS: Parallel teaching requires collaborative planning and good timing in order for both teachers to effectively utilize the model. It is futile to both teachers and students to teach two separate lessons that are mutually exclusive. Both teachers also need to be equally strong in the subject matter or the groups will not receive the same quality of learning about the topic being taught.