- Does our room communicate parity to the students? Do both teachers have desks of equal size? If there isn’t space for two desks, do both teachers have equal access to the desk and necessary materials?
- Are both teachers’ names listed at the door, on the board and on the syllabus? How are we communicating to our students that this is “our” classroom?
- Is the room set up in such a way that two groups can be taught simultaneously with both teachers having access to a whiteboard? Do we need to dedicate a board in the back of the room for small group instruction rather than decorations? Do we need to ask for an additional whiteboard?
- Are student desks arranged to allow for both teachers to move easily through the room? Are there multiple ways to quickly pull chairs for small group instruction at stations?
- Do we have any dividers that can be used to dampen sound or distractions during small group work?
With a few minutes of intentional discussion, your co-teaching space can help to support student success all year long.