The Cove Elementary School believes that Collaborative Teaching is a key factor in driving school-wide achievement. In order to meet the need for high quality, differentiated instruction and continual teacher growth, The Cove School adopted Collaborative Teaching as a model practice when it opened in 2014.
Collaborative teaching is a process that includes two teachers working together with a group of students in a variety of flexible ways to meet the needs of every learner. At The Cove, collaborative pairs share learning suites adjoined by flexible and transparent walls and a small group learning space.
Teachers have co-ownership over the progress of all of the students and provide targeted, small group instruction while creating a student-directed classroom. The student to teacher ratio is exactly the same as in a traditional classroom.