One Teach, One Assist

ONE TEACH, ONE ASSIST: One teacher keeps primary responsibility for teaching while the other teacher circulates through the room providing unobtrusive assistance to students as needed.

Caution: This is the least effective format. One Teach, One Assist can result in interference to instruction, undermining parity between co-teachers, and/or fostering student dependent behavior.

Recommended use: Seldom

The Instructional Formats are the intellectual property of Marilyn Friend and Lynne Cook.