For each question, answer one of the following:
- We already do this. Good for us!
- We need to do this.
- I/We need information on this to incorporate it into our practice.
- We plan regularly for at least one hour per week.
- We plan our teaching roles prior to classroom instruction.
- We continually evaluate our collaborative teaching arrangements and our roles.
- We generate strategies to meet individual needs.
- We teach students cognitive or learning strategies.
- We adapt curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet individual needs.
- We teach students social/communication skills
- We plan to use a variety of instructional roles like speak and chart, parallel teaching, station teaching, and skill groups.
- We change instructional roles during the week.
- We use alternate assessments (e.g., portfolio, oral reports, journal writing projects, demonstrations) for our students.
- We provide a variety of materials for our students.
- We allow time to evaluate instruction on a daily as well as a weekly basis.
- We feel comfortable taking risks and trying new techniques.
- We planned a content outline for the year.
- We come mentally prepared to our weekly planning meetings.
DeBoer, A., & Fister, S. (1995). Working together: Tools for collaborative teaching. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.