Summertime is the perfect time for teachers to take the co-teaching challenge. It will be a fairly painless, and completely inspiring, experience. And it won’t take a lot of time—but the experience will go a long, long way toward improving your next year in the classroom.
So, let’s do it! Encourage yourself to think differently. Step away from your perspective for a moment to see the view from another perspective.
> Reflect on your co-teaching year—with a realistic eye—allowing yourself to think about the fulfilling, satisfying, exasperating, and/or just plain maddening moments from the year. Choose one to remember. But don’t stop there! Don’t just think about it and forget it! Be willing to use that memory as a way to strengthen your co-teaching relationships for the upcoming year.