Did I Use The Right Model?


Course Title Page | How Do I Use The Models? | What Do I Know Now?

In this unit you will

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  • Reflect on your chosen co-teaching model, given the known classroom and lesson information.
  • Predict the effect of your chosen co-teaching model on student achievement
  • Begin thinking about future action after.

Thinking Job:

As you explore this final unit, ask yourself the following questions to guide your thinking.

  1. What are the possible benefits of choosing this co-teaching model for this lesson and this classroom of students?
  2. What are the considerations, and potential obstacles that will arise from choosing to implement this co-teaching model?
  3. How will I assess the success of a chosen co-teaching model?


As you considered choosing from one of the six co-teaching models to enhance the lesson in that classroom, you ideally utilized the knowledge you gained from the first two units in this course. Below, you will find question prompts to guide your reflection of the activity. Be willing and open to being critical in your predictions and analysis of your choice as you answer these questions.

Take some time to jot any ideas in response to these questions in your notebook.

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  • How did I take the student demographics into consideration when choosing a model?
  • How did I take the classroom structure into consideration when choosing a model?
  • How did I take the learning objective and activities into consideration when choosing a model?
  • Did I consider classroom management or established routines when I made a choice? If so, to what degree did those considerations influence my decision?
  • If I chose a model that has students working in groups, do I expect students to have different levels of mastery depending on the group they are in?
  • If I don't get the desired mastery results from my formative assessment, what would be my next steps?
  • What are the potential benefits to my chosen model? What about the potential costs?

Looking Forward

Any educator knows that planning and reflecting are as much a part of the process as instructing, and given the time to properly reflect, you should have arrived at an evaluation of your chosen model. When you do the work of implementing a variety of co-teaching models in your classroom after this course, you may decide to wait until after receiving the formative data, or maybe you'll use these questions to reflect on the planning process, or possibly, you'll find some new inventive way to utilize the information you've gleaned during this time.

Once you feel like you've thoughtfully and completely reflected on the learning activity, turn back in your notebook to your answers from your self-assessment at the beginning of the module. After reading your responses, please click the link below to self-assess again and see how much your knowledge has grown!

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What Do I Know Now?