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A Guide to Co-Teaching
New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning

Third Edition


January 2013 | 280 pages | Corwin
Written by experts in the field, this third edition of the best-selling A Guide to Co-Teaching highlights the benefits and challenges of co-teaching, addressing the No Child Left Behind requirement that all students have access to highly qualified teachers and the IDEA requirement that students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum.

Practitioners embarking on a collaborative teaching approach will find information on four types of co-teaching models (supportive, parallel, complementary, and team teaching), updated references throughout the text, expanded coverage of RTI, and a discussion of the role of paraprofessionals and administrators as partners in co-teaching.

This unique road map leads teachers through the planning, implementation, and reflection phases with the help of these practical features:

Quotes and advice about successes and failures from teachers and students

Self-assessments to ensure that goals are met

Answers to frequently asked questions

Tips for organization and mutual cooperation

A glossary of terms

A Guide to Co-Teaching enables teachers to build successful, enjoyable co-teaching relationships and create more effective outcomes for their students.

New to this edition:

New information on co-teaching for ELLs

Integrated information about RTI and the Common Core State Standards

Updated research

New case studies and vignettes

 
List of Tables and Figures
 
Letter to the Reader
 
New to This Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I. Introduction to Co-Teaching
 
1. What Is Co-Teaching?
 
2. Why Co-Teach? What History, Law, and Research Say
 
3. The Day-to-Day Workings of Co-Teaching Teams
 
Part II. The Four Approaches to Co-Teaching
 
4. The Supportive Co-Teaching Approach
 
5. The Parallel Co-Teaching Approach
 
6. The Complementary Co-Teaching Approach
 
7. The Team-Teaching Co-Teaching Approach
 
Part II Summary
 
Part III. Changing Roles and Responsibilities
 
8. The Role of Paraprofessionals in Co-Teaching
 
9. The Role of Students as Co-Teachers
 
Part IV. Administrative Support and Professional Development
 
10. Training and Logistical Administrative Support for Co-Teaching
 
11. Co-Teaching in Teacher Preparation Clinical Practice
 
12. Meshing Planning With Co-Teaching
 
13. From Surviving to Thriving: Tips for Getting Along With Your Co-Teachers
 
14. Developing a Shared Voice Through Co-Teaching
 
Resource A: Checklist of Sample Supplemental Supports, Aids, and Services
 
Resource B: Co-Teaching Daily Lesson Plan Format
 
Resource C: High School Supportive Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
 
Resource D: Elementary Parallel Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
 
Resource E: Middle-Level Complementary Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
 
Resource F: Elementary Team Teaching Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
 
Resource G: Co-Teaching Lesson Featuring the Paraprofessional Role
 
Resource H: Co-Teaching Lesson Featuring Students as Co-Teachers
 
Resource I: Levels of Student Support
 
Resource J: Administrator Actions to Promote Co-Teaching
 
Resource K: Action Plan Template
 
Resource L: Co-Teaching Planning Meeting Agenda Format
 
Resource M: Self-Assessment: Are We Really Co-Teachers?
 
Resource N: Checklist of Skills for the Stages of Co-Teacher Development
 
Resource O: Instructional Observation Form
 
Resource P: Instructional Postconference Form
 
Resource Q: Co-Teaching Tracking Form
 
Resource R: Co-Teaching Differentiation Lesson Planning Matrix
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Photo Credits
 
Index

Very practical textbook. Brings theory into practice. A must have for all educators.

Dr Kathleen Briseno
College Of Education, National-Louis Univ-Lisle
January 8, 2015

A good book. Still considering it for a future class.

Dr Adrainne Thomas
College of Education, University of Alaska - Southeast
August 18, 2013

Richard A. Villa

Learn more about Richard Villa's PD offeringsRichard A. Villa is president of Bayridge Consortium, Inc. His primary field of expertise is the development of administrative and instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings. Villa is recognized as an educational leader who inspires and works collaboratively with others to implement current and emerging exemplary educational practices. His work has resulted in the inclusion of children with intensive cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges as full members of the general education community in the school districts where he has worked and... More About Author

Jacqueline Sue Thousand

Jacqueline S. Thousand, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at California State University San Marcos, where she designed and coordinated special education professional preparation and Master’s degree programs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. She previously taught at the University of Vermont, where she directed Inclusion Facilitator and Early Childhood Special Education graduate and postgraduate programs and coordinated federal grants, which, in the early 1980s, pioneered the inclusion of students with moderate and severe disabilities in general education classrooms of their local schools. Prior to university teacher, Dr.... More About Author

Ann I. Nevin

Ann I. Nevin is professor emerita at Arizona State University and visiting professor at Florida International University. The author of books, research articles, and numerous chapters, Nevin is recognized for her scholarship and dedication to providing meaningful, practice-oriented, research-based strategies for teachers to integrate students with special learning needs. Since the 1970s, she has co-developed various innovative teacher education programs that affect an array of personnel, including the Vermont Consulting Teacher Program, Collaborative Consultation Project Re-Tool sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, the... More About Author

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