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Co-Teaching for Student Success

We've all heard of teacher aids, instructional assistants, and resource teachers. With inclusion being a vital goal for all schools, two teachers working in the same classroom is more common now than ever. What's really involved in making co-teaching successful for both the teachers working together and well as their students?
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Co-Teaching for Student Success
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    It's best to start with the basics! This informative article covers the foundational information about the most common forms of co-teaching, including the supporting, complementary, parallel, and team teaching models. It includes a helpful chart that outlines the similarities and differences between them.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    An excellent video series from California State University that covers multiple co-teaching scenarios. It begins with a general overview which is following by videos on the teacher/assistant model, teacher/observer model, station teaching in, parallel teaching, differentiated teaching, and team teaching. Anyone at all confused by the different types will find this series to be invaluable.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    This professional journal article from Educational Leadership, available for $8.95 from ASCD, has lots of fantastic articles about various aspects of the co-teaching experience. It provides detailed information about co-teaching for inclusion with students with disabilities as well as co-teaching for student teachers and their supervising instructors. Most helpful of all are the tips provided for any type of co-teaching collaboration.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    This PowerPoint slide deck covers the consultant, coaching, and collaborative models used when the regular classroom teacher collaborates with a special educator. Within each model's discussion are a listing of "action steps" for making each type work successfully.
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    In this blog post, a seasoned co-teacher provides down-to-earth tips for making this professional relationship successful. It's written in easy-to-understand language and includes practical "do's" and "don'ts."
  • Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    Want to dive in deeper? This book provides the theoretical and conceptual support for co-teaching. It covers co-teaching as an effective strategy for inclusion when special education services are needed as well as co-teaching as a model of growth for pre-service teachers developing their skills.
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    2teachllc.com

    50 Ways to Keep Your Co-Teacher

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    Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    An article from Teaching Exceptional Children that discusses "50 ways to keep your co-teacher." Cleverly written but rooted in research, this article discusses practical strategies for co-teacher to use before the relationship begins, during the co-teaching experience, and after it ends.
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    nea.org

    6 Steps to Successful Co-Teaching

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    Mary Ann Steutermann says:
    An article from the National Education Associate that provides concrete strategies for making the relationship between the regular classroom teacher and the special educator work. Especially useful are the six tips that both educators should implement at the beginning of their working relationship to ensure success down the road.
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