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Connecting High-Leverage Practices to Student Success

Collaboration in Inclusive Classrooms

Connecting High-Leverage Practices to Student Success is an essential, reader-friendly guide for educators and instructional leaders who are passionate about creating truly inclusive classrooms where all students thrive.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071920817
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publication date: July 11, 2023

Price: $39.95



Transform classrooms and student performance with evidence-based, effective practices

Two brains are better than one, as the saying goes, and this is especially true in education. Educators who employ effective collaboration and co-teaching greatly amplify student engagement, achievement, and growth, particularly for those learners needing extra support.

Written by two of the nation’s top experts in co-teaching, Connecting High-Leverage Practices to Student Success is an essential, reader-friendly guide for educators and instructional leaders who are passionate about creating truly inclusive classrooms where all students thrive— academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. Inside, authors Melissa Jenkins and Wendy Murawski provide:

  • Three clearly defined steps to build a strong foundation, leverage collaboration, and support students’ growth
  • A laser focus on high-leverage and evidence-based practices for general and special education that optimize educators’ impact, including collaboration, instruction, assessment, and social emotional/behavior skills
  • Seamless integration of practices within MTSS and RTI processes to meet the needs of all learners
  • Countless and concrete samples, examples, tools, reflection exercises, and supplemental materials that enable you to move from theory to immediate instructional practice

Positioning collaboration as the catalyst to maximizing high-leverage and evidence-based practices for the success of all students, this easy-to-use handbook belongs on the desk of every teacher working toward a truly inclusive environment.



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Melissa C. Jenkins

Melissa C. Jenkins, PhD, is an assistant professor of Special Education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She brings over 18 years of public school experience to her role as a teacher educator, having worked in Virginia public schools as a special education teacher, instructional coach, and central office administrator. Melissa is dedicated to helping educators bring high-quality, inclusive practices to schools. She loves speaking and writing about collaborative practices, early mathematics intervention, and positive behavioral support. When not working, Melissa enjoys practicing yoga to find literal and figurative balance in life. She also takes great joy in big and small adventures with her family.

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Wendy Weichel Murawski

Wendy W. Murawski, Ph.D., MBA, MEd, EdS, is the Executive Director and Eisner Endowed Chair for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where she is also a Full Professor in the Department of Special Education and the Director of SIMPACT Immersive Learning. Dr. Murawski is the national Past President of the Teacher Education Division (TED) of CEC and an internationally known speaker and author, presenting in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. She has published extensively around inclusive education, co-teaching, collaboration, and Universal Design for Learning, to include 18 books and numerous chapters, blogs, and peer-reviewed articles. She is the CEO of 2TEACH? and 2TEACH GLOBAL (www.2TeachLLC.com), two educational consulting companies dedicated to promoting inclusive education around the world. In her personal life, Wendy enjoys curling up in front of a fire with her cat Monkey on her lap, her dog Honey at her feet, her husband Donald making dinner as she reads a book while sipping merlot and being texted sweet messages from her college-bound son, Kiernan. This scenario actually happened…once.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations of Co-Teaching and Collaborative Teaming

Introduction to Section I

Chapter 1: Collaborative Teaming

Chapter 2: Co-Teaching Models

Chapter 3: Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities

Section II: Collaborating for Academic Success

Introduction to Section II

Chapter 4: Co-Assessment of Group and Individual Academic Needs

Chapter 5: Co-Instruction to Meet All Learners’ Academic Needs

Chapter 6: Providing Specially Designed Instruction in Inclusive Settings

Chapter 7: Co-Assessment: Evaluating and Reporting Academic Progress

Section III: Collaborating for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Growth

Introduction to Section III

Chapter 8: Co-Assessment to Create a Positive Classroom Climate for All Learners

Chapter 9: Co-Instruction for Social Emotional Learning

Chapter 10: Collaborating for Individual Behavioral Support and Intervention

Chapter 11: Co-Assessing and Sharing Social Emotional Learning Outcomes

Section IV: Synthesis and Analysis

Chapter 12: Co-reflecting and Co-planning for Improvement

Appendix A: High-Leverage Practices for General Education

Appendix B: High-Leverage Practices for Special Education



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