We have received tentative classes for next year, and I think I will be co-teaching an elementary algebra class with a special educator who is licensed in middle school math. This class is for students who aren't ready for CP Algebra 1. It's a very basic middle school level algebra class. I'm a little nervous about this. I don't want her to be sitting in the back of the room doing nothing. We probably won't have time to plan together often. Is she supposed to pull special education students aside? (But I believe most of the class is special ed students) How is this supposed to work in a math class that is mostly lecture-based? If we are sharing the lecturing (I demonstrate one topic and she demonstrates another), how is this actually beneficial to the students? This is my main question and concern. This is part of the reason why I don't agree with co-teaching. I think it would be more helpful to have a pull out period, like there is for some of my current students. I think I'll talk to the other teacher who teaches elementary algebra too. I already know the lady I'll be co-teaching with. She's very nice and professional. She also has decent math knowledge (enough to help teach the class at least) because she's certified to teach middle school.