Co-teaching Communication (You can tell I am stressed because I will:…
I would describe my personality as:
wait and see type, cautious
relaxed, go with the flow
pessimistic and full of anxiety
From my co-teacher I would appreciate:
A listening ear.
continuing to learn from her
I will find co-teaching (more) rewarding if: :
We had more time for long term planning
We spend more time creating different types of activities
Our students grow by being in our class.
when I know my students have benefitted
it came with a raise
we had more time together to prepare
In front of the students, I would prefer my co-teacher do/not do:
Do correct me when I am wrong
let me know if I need to do more.
to laugh with me
Offer input, suggestions
heckles me from the back of the room
to pretend I'm smart
My communication style with adults is:
Face to Face: direct
friendly and familiar
sincere no matter the topic
I tend to deal with conflict by:
waiting to address it
Addressing it if it still bothers me after a day. Or let it go if I am not upset after a day.
playing dumb and blaming the new teacher who is next door to me
My approach for decision making is:
sometimes one sided...I need to do a better job of working together
I make decisions quickly in my classroom based on my prior knowledge
Weighing the options
I like to view all possible options and then decide what's best
What is best and most efficient for students/learning.
I'll decide tomorrow
You can tell I am stressed because I will:
Make LOTS of sticky note "to do's"
take it out on someone
seem to be flighty and unfocused
stop sleeping, stop eating, cry, hyperventilate, have a panic attack... basically, I don't handle stress well
most of the time you can't tell
Not joke around
talk about drinking
arrive later and later to co-teaching
Typically, when I am upset I:
let my co-teacher know
am very obvious about it.
am very stressed
wear it on my sleeve, so she always knows about it
get sarcastic under my breath and comment about kids to my co teacher.
talk it out
I am quiet