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

Third Edition


© 2013 | 280 pages | Corwin

Your go-to guide for co-teaching!

Differentiated instruction for a diversity of learners—it's the reality of today's classrooms, and a tough task to take on alone. But co-teaching more than just lightens your load. When you and a co-teacher bring together your individual skill sets and strategies, you'll create a more enjoyable, creative, and productive teaching experience—and deliver more effective outcomes to your students, too.

Where do you start? This brand-new edition of the go-to guide uses updated research and case studies to provide detailed profiles of four approaches to co-teaching: supportive, parallel, complementary, and team-teaching. New features include:

  •  Brand-new chapter on preparing co-teachers in clinical practice, with examples
  • Expanded explanations of the roles of paraprofessionals, administrators, and students in co-teaching
  • Updated discussions of co-teaching in the RTI process
  • New lesson plans linked to the Common Core State Standards and technology
  • New forms and tools for establishing trust, improving communication, and planning

With quotes and advice from teachers and students, plus practical features like self-assessments and organization tips, this is the ultimate guide to co-teaching. Find out why so many teachers prefer co-teaching to teaching alone and how co-teaching improves the process of learning for all students!

 
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

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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

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