Co-teachers in science at the middle school level must address co-teaching issues as well as the unique challenges of instructing middle school learners. Middle school is just that—in the middle, between elementary school and high school. Middle school students often are referred to as “tweeners,” meaning in between young children and teenagers. The successful science co-teaching pair, as discussed in this chapter, will need to address issues relating to the characteristics of middle school learners, the scope of the middle school science curriculum, and how co-teaching may be done in the middle school classroom.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/30/2011