STATION TEACHING: The teachers divide the content to be delivered into two individual stations, with each teacher being responsible for half of the content. To further reduce student/teacher ratio, an independent station may also be used. Students rotate through stations as directed. Students benefit from the lower teacher-pupil ratio, and students with disabilities may be integrated into a group instead of being singled out. Furthermore, because with this format each teacher instructs each group, the equal status of both students and teachers is maximized. This format is useful when content is complex but not hierarchical, planned instruction includes review, or when several topics comprise instruction. Successfully coordinating stations requires close attention to time.
Caution: Station Teaching can be noisy. In addition, if an independent station is used, co-teachers must teacher independent work skills and transition routines.
Recommended use: Frequent
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