My school is happily trundling down the team teaching accelerated learning path. I have attended the training sessions that are run by people who taught for a few years and then realised there was more money to be made in training- I get their financial motivation. The accelerated learning stuff doesn't seem very new- just a mash up of stuff that's been recommended for at least a decade- I use it sometimes but not always- depends on the class and the topic. Team teaching is coming in this year- I've heard colleagues from other schools saying that team taught classes help to plug absence problems as if one of two teachers is absent the burden of the class falls to the teacher left in school. In addition we have tiny poky classrooms barely big enough for a TA and teacher to move about! Do kids really benefit from team teaching- my primary age daughter hates it- but that is just one opinion. Does it dilute your personality and your teaching style? What if you secretly hate your team teaching partner? Really want some honest feedback.