This is where two or more teachers in our school work together to teach the children in their class setting.
We utilise different models of team teaching to deliver various aspects of the curriculum: These methodologies are used at different times during the year for a number of weeks.The team will focus on a particular class and give that class a major boost in the chosen curricular area.
This is realised by utilising a team teaching approach whereby the groups rotate between various stations – New Book Station, Familiar Reading Station, Oral Language/Comprehension Station, Word building Station, Writing Station, ICT Station etc
Numeracy Stations. This is another way in which our "Team" work in a class setting.Pupils are given the opportunity to explore number in a smaller group setting and are mentored closely by a teacher. Future topics to be covered during these numeracy stations are money, time and capacity.
A similar approach is taken in Senior classes with a strong emphasis on Maths Problem Solving.
Team teaching Numeracy in Ms Riordans class.
In Galbally NS we prioritise early Intervention.During this time the children are placed in mixed ability groupings where they rotate between 3 different stations where they explore different aspects of Reading, Numeracy and Literacy.Delivering early intervention programmes and providing supplementary teaching in English and / or Mathematics to pupils in the junior section of the school (Senior Infants to 1st Class) is highly effective.
Team teaching Literacy in Mrs Cunninghams class.
The middle classes will experience Guided Reading in term 2. This methodology allows children experience a range of genres and novels across varied levels.