Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools: Making the Co-Teaching Marriage Work!

Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools: Making the Co-Teaching Marriage Work!

By: Wendy W. Murawski (editor)Hardback

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'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. 'A tremendous contribution to the field. This text is for anyone who is thinking about being in, or who is already in, the challenging yet potentially rewarding co-teaching relationship' - Mimi Rosenberg, Graduate Faculty, Bank Street College of Education. To better serve students with disabilities in inclusive primary-level classrooms, schools are partnering general education teachers with special service providers to form committed co-teaching relationships. 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 humour to help readers nurture co-teaching partnerships through the stages of 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 behavioural 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; and, 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 programmes.

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About Author

Wendy W. Murawski, PhD, is the Michael D. Eisner Endowed Chair and Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She is a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Special Education, a past president of the Teacher Education Division (TED) for the Council for Exceptional Children, a former Teacher Educator of the Year for the state of California, and the recent recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award for CSUN. She has authored numerous books, chapters, articles, and handbooks in the areas of co-teaching, collaboration, inclusion, differentiation, and teaching. Wendy owns her own educational consulting company (2 TEACH LLC), loves to travel and speak nationally and internationally, and is a frequently requested keynote speaker. Due to her 12-year-old son Kiernan's expertise in dinosaurs and fish, she is also now able to confidently reference Abelisaurus and Goliath Groupers during presentations, when the need arises-you'd be surprised at how often that happens!


About the Author Introduction: Why This Book? Part I. The Dating Scene 1. Understanding What It Means to Be in a Relationship Defining the Terms Changing the Mids of the Commitment-Phobic 2. Dating, Living Together, and Marriage Recognizing the Continuum of Options Going in With Eyes Wide Open Do's and Don'ts of Co-Teaching 3. General Educators Are From Jupiter, Special Educators Are From Saturn Recognizing Different Frames of Reference The Second Time Around: Getting Over Bad Experiences Self-Assessment 1: Are We Ready to Date? 4. Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator To Marry Them or Not to Marry Them: Determining Whether to Use Co-Teaching Part II. The Engagement 5. Getting to Know Your Partner Drinking Out of the Carton (and Other Pet Peeves) Ensuring Parity Who'll Do the Laundry? Setting Roles and Responsibilities 6. Registering for the Wedding Identifying Our Needs Communicating With Stakeholders 7. Discussing the Future Establishing Schoolwide Improvement Goals Establishing Individual Team Improvement Goals Self-Assessment 2: Are We Ready to Get Engaged? 8. Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator Avoiding Arranged Marriages: The Search for Soul Mates Part III. The Wedding 9. For Better or Worse: Establishing Norms for Behavior and Academics Physical Issues Classroom Management Issues Instructional and Assessment Issues 10. For Richer or Poorer: Sharing Space and Materials Sharing Space Sharing Materials 11. Planning Quality Time Together: Why, When, and How to Plan Why Should We Co-Plan? When Shuold We Co-Plan? How Should We Co-Plan? Self-Assessment 3: Are We Ready to Marry? 12. Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator Avoiding Polygamy: Too Many Is SImply Too Many (When Scheduling) Part IV. The Marriage 13. Working Together to Wrangle the Li'l Rascals Five Practical Approaches for Co-Instruction Approach 1: One Teach, One Support Approach 2: Parallel Teaching Approach 3: Station Teaching Approach 4: Alternative Teaching Approach 5: Team Teaching 14. Teaching the Seven Dwarves Understanding Differentiation Practical Strategies for Differentiation 15. Are We Successful Yet? Co-Assessing Us and Them 16. Playing Nicely With the Other Parents Co-Teaching's Role With Other School-Improvement Initiatives Reading First Cooperative Learning Twenty-First-Century Technology Universal Design for Learning Response to Intervention Self-Assessment 4: Will We Be Able to Celebrate Our Anniversary? 17. Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator Is It Time for a Divorce? Building an Effective Program: Making More Matches Appendix: Keeping the Honeymoon Going References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412968089
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781412968089
  • weight: 1021
  • ISBN10: 1412968089

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