"Let me get this straight -- I'm falling behind the other kids, so you’re gonna take me outta class, work me half as hard, cover half the stuff, teach me slower and expect me to catch up!?" This exactly sums up the importance of in-class support so that students are able to receive the help they need in a more comfortable setting, remaining on the same page as the other students in the class with the addition of more individualized attention.
This checklist is a great resource for teachers and in class support professionals to ensure a comfortable and effective learning environment for all the students in the classroom. Highlighting personal commitment, interpersonal dynamics, and procedural considerations will help the process run more smoothly.
A wonderful slideshow, this source provides an understanding of in class support do's and don'ts's so that teachers understand their roles and are sure not to downplay each of the teachers' roles. As an in-class support specialist, they are an important part of student achievement and it is important to work together to achieve that success. Different techniques are also discussed.
High quality support is essential for students to stay on track and receive assistance. Schools must foster an environment where individuals feel as though they are being recognized for their contributions and a sense of personal achievement--for both teachers and students. In order to accomplish this, there must be a clear understanding of each individual's roles and goals. Chapters 2 and 7 highlights this importance for both teachers and students.
Four models of co-teaching will help to put procedures and techniques in place for in-class support in the classroom. These include parallel teaching, supportive teaching, complementary teaching, and team teaching. All are essential parts of in-class teaching.