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Lugoff-Elgin Middle School adds co-teaching
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Sharon Delaney and Brooke Sullivan work with 6th grade students at different learning stations set up in the co-taught classroom. - photo by Simone T. Owens
As a way to boost student performance and to make every student feel equal, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) added co-teaching, which allows a general education teacher and a special education teacher to combine classes and teach the students some of the same material. “Students get exposure in a team setting as opposed to single learning,” LEMS Principal Karen Bullard said. The co-taught classes are randomly assigned, but students in both classes benefit from having access to two teachers; however, special education students get the added benefit of being included in the main population.

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