Sit down and have the difficult conversation with your co-teacher. Often, if you listen and hear out another person's point of view, it can help you to see their motivation and understand what makes them tick. Only then can you begin to intertwine your two philosophies to create the best environment for kids. Sharing your classroom with another teacher is a difficult transition, but it's a valuable one in the end if you keep the lines of communication open. Think about what is truly important to you and communicate that openly. Here what is truly important to him/her as well and figure out how to bring them together. It won't be easy, but you will both grow from the sit-down.
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I agree with everything Katie said, it is very important to take the time to sit down and have an honest conversation with your co-teacher. Listen to what he/she has to say, be respectful of differing opinions, and work together to compromise in way that you are both comfortable with. In the end, I suspect both the students and you and your co-teacher will all benefit from the time you spend on working something out.
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