I and my colleague will teach an elementary linear algebra next few weeks, but the way our course is planned mostly is by turn teaching. By that I mean, my partner will teach the first 8 weeks of the semester, and I will teach the last 8 weeks. That's how it works here. Tradition you may say. However, we both agree that this should not be the only way. The course itself is scheduled at 2 hours on each Monday and 2 hours on each Friday.
My Q is: Are there other possible suggestions about better teaching method that we can use? The aim is that we want to distribute our teaching load a bit more even, not like this which eventhough seems even in total, but separated in distribution. We also want better result for student.
What we think can be the solution: 1. We follow the planned responsibility but with a small difference. My partner teaches first 8 Mondays, and I serves as tutor in first 8 Fridays. This means I help student focus more on problem solving, applications, etc each Friday related to the material/basic concept given last Monday by my partner, and then we swap roles last 8 weeks. We think about this option often but wonder a lot abour whether all materials will be covered. 2. We simply teach the planned course but my partner teaches on Monday and I teach on Friday. This way, it seems pretty confusing to be honest for the student. 3. ...?
What we think CANNOT be the solution: 1. CoTeaching in class. This actually just means that my partner does not really like being observed by someone else who is not the student. I wonder why but we will talk about this too.
Eventhough we do turn teaching a lot here, we still communicate very often between lecturers. Even some pairs of lecturers do co-teaching already, including me with another partner, and help breaking the tradition for the sake of our students.