"A comprehensive resource for co-teaching teams and their administrators! It is full of ready-to-use, teacher-friendly forms, checklists, and charts. The co-teaching lesson plan forms are phenomenal! The number of practical ideas included is astounding."
—Michele S. Dalton, School Psychologist
Poudre School District, Ft. Collins, CO
"While the analogy of a marriage is cute, it also works as a metaphor for co-teaching at all levels. The process of getting to know each other, deciding to co-teach, making it work, and possibly having to end the co-teaching relationship all become easier to understand using the metaphors of dating, engagement, and counseling."
—Claire E. Hughes, Associate Professor of Special Education
College of Coastal Georgia
Say "I do!" to greater learning success for students at all levels!
Using the metaphor of marriage, this lighthearted, highly practical, and teacher-friendly resource from the author of Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools provides readers with the tools to successfully set up, conduct, and successfully maintain co-teaching partnerships in any learning environment.
Based on the author's extensive experience, this book blends solid educational research and literature with lighthearted humor to help readers nurture co-teaching partnerships through the stages of co-planning, co-instructing, and co-assessing. Divided into four relationship stages, each section offers:
- Case studies and scenarios of co-teachers in action
- Field-tested instructional and behavioral strategies with authentic examples
- Self-assessments to determine teachers' readiness to proceed to the next step in the co-teaching relationship
- Information on the role of the administrator and how to communicate with parents
- Numerous reproducibles, helpful Web sites, and a list of teacher resources
Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools is an easy-to-access, one-stop guide for schools getting started with co-teaching or looking to refine their existing programs.