The newly updated second edition of Co-Teach! is the definitive source of co-teaching information for teachers and administrators at the elementary, middle and high school levels. This easy-to-read handbook explains how educators can make their co-teaching programs the best they can be. It includes the most recent research on co-teaching, offers strategies and solutions that can be immediately applied in the classroom, and answers common questions, such as:
- What exactly is co-teaching?
- What the role of the paraprofessional is in a co-taught class?
- Why co-teaching is receiving so much attention in today’s schools?
- What co-teaching looks like in practice?
- How to address classroom matters such as the professional relationship, classroom management and student behavior, and differentiated instruction?
- How professionals are addressing time for shared planning and scheduling?
- How to develop and evaluate a co-teaching program?
Author Marilyn Friend, PhD has spent her career as a general education teacher, special education teacher, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is currently Chairperson and Professor of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she teaches coursework on inclusive practices and collaboration among service providers. She also currently is serving on the Board of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She is one of the most in-demand consultants in the country for schools implementing co-teaching.
Table of Contents:
- Key Concepts for Understanding Co-Teaching
The Rationale for Co-Teaching
- What Co-Teaching Is
- What Co-Teaching Is Not
- Co-Teaching and Related Terms
- Co-Teaching and Paraprofessionals
- Components for Successful Co-Teaching
- Chapter 1 Appendix
- The Legislative Basis for Co-Teaching
- Research on Co-Teaching
- Philosophical and Anecdotal Evicence for Co-Teaching
- Chapter 2 Appendix
Classroom Matters for Co-Teaching
- Six Co-Teaching Approaches
- Selecting Co-Teaching Approaches
- Additional Considerations
- Chapter 3 Appendix
The Logistics of Creating and Sustaining Co-Teaching Programs
- Strengthening the Co-Teaching Partnership
- Topics for Classroom and Behavior Management
- Instructional Practices in the Co-Taught Classroom
- Chapter 4 Appendix
Co-Teaching Program Development and Evaluation
- Shared Planning Time
- Class Size and Composition
- Scheduling and Co-Teaching
- The Number of Teachers Needed for Co-Teaching
- Chapter 5 Appendix
Administrative Roles and Responsibilities in Co-Teaching
- Development of a Co-Teaching Program
- Evaluation of Co-Teaching Programs
- Chapter 6 Appendix
Common Questions and Concerns about Co-Teaching
- Personal Understandings and Committment
- A Clearly Articulated Vision
- Effective and Efficient Program Design
- Personnel and Support for Them
- Program Administration
- Communication Beyond the School
- Chapter 7 Appendix
- Questions and Concerns about Teachers' Partnerships
- Questions and Concerns about Co-Teaching Program Structure and Logistics
- Questions and Concerns Related to Students, Parents, and the Delivery of Special Education Services