Co-Taught Classrooms

Students listening to a read-aloud given by Julius B. Anthony, one of Atlas' board members.
At Atlas, we believe all kids should receive the personalized instruction they need to flourish.  In order to set our students up for success, each of our classes are co-taught by two educators.  This gives teachers the flexibility to personalize instruction and help each child reach their individual goals.
 
Below are a few specific scenarios of what this will look like at different times throughout the day:
 
-  Both teachers co-teaching the same lesson with all students working on a similar project or task
 
-  One teacher supports two or three students while the other teacher leads the larger group

-  Students working in four groups of six or seven students; students rotate between four stations;  two of the stations are led by a teacher, and two of the stations are student-directed
 
-  The class is split into two groups of roughly thirteen students, and each group is taught by one of the teachers
One teacher leads a whole group lesson while the other teacher circulates the room offering support where needed
 
-  Both teachers pulling either individual students or small groups while all other students work on an independent assignment
 
Our co-teacher model allows for more flexibility and enables our teachers to personalize instruction and ensure all students are actively engaged in the learning.  We're able to provide both enrichment and remediation within the classroom and do so in a way that maintains the dignity of all students.  It also allows us to support our students with special needs in an environment that is more inclusive and without stigma.