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Purposeful Co-Teaching
Real Cases and Effective Strategies



October 2008 | 176 pages | Corwin

"A valuable desktop reference for all educators devoted to increased student outcomes within a positive, effective co-teaching partnership. Each chapter contains practical strategies and tips to take you from Monday to Friday!"
—Julia R. Wachal, Special Education Consultant
Grantwood Area Education Agency, IA

"One of the best books I've read on what co-teaching really means and how it is implemented in the classroom. The authors present instructional methods and interpersonal communication skills that co-teachers can use to solve typical issues."
—Michael Hazelkorn, Chair and Professor of Special Education
University of West Georgia

Create powerful teaching partnerships that promote success for every student in inclusive classrooms!

How can teachers deliver an extensive curriculum and still meet the various needs of an increasingly diverse student body? This resource demonstrates how co-teaching collaborations can effectively promote success for each learner.

Purposeful Co-Teaching integrates the vital components of interpersonal skills, content knowledge, instructional design, and teaching philosophy to guide educators toward the smooth collaboration of a full, mature co-teaching relationship. The authors also provide research-based, field-tested instructional strategies for using big ideas, visuals, mnemonics, formative assessment, and more, within a collaborative teaching context. Additional resources include:

  • Chapter activities and checklists for planning lessons
  • Case studies from elementary and secondary teachers in various subject areas to illustrate the realities of co-teaching
  • Real-world resources such as books, videos, and helpful Web sites

Ideal for both general and special education classrooms, this indispensible resource gives co-teachers the practical, proven methods they need to help students make connections, stay engaged, and become independent and successful learners.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Taking the Plunge: What's Co-Teaching All About?
 
2. Common Issues and Practical Solutions to Co-Teaching
 
3. Teaching So They Understand: Co-Teaching With Big Ideas
 
4. Teaching So They Remember: Co-Teaching With Mnemonics
 
5. Teaching So They Make Connections: Co-Teaching With Visuals
 
6. Teaching So They Become More Independent: Co-Teaching Using Study Skills and Learning Strategies
 
7. Teaching So They Are Engaged: Co-Teaching Using Student Involvement
 
8. Teaching So They Can Be Successful: Co-Teaching Using Formative Assessment
 
9. Putting It All together: Co-Teaching With Integrity
 
References
 
Index

"This powerful co-teaching book will help teachers to present curricular information in many creative ways. It is a treasure chest of effective research-based techniques and strategies for teachers who want to connect effectively with all students.”

Beverly E. Schoonmaker Alfeld, Educational Consultant

"A must-have for any teacher, new or veteran. It is an eye-opening look at what co-teaching is and how to make your co-teaching team as effective as it can be. You could read this book tonight and put it into practice tomorrow!"

Rachel Aherns, Special Education Teacher
West Des Moines Community Schools, IA

"This book is a compilation of great instructional strategies for all teachers and a handbook for co-teaching. An essential read for teachers who want to improve their practice, especially for those who find themselves co-teaching with colleagues."

James Becker, Educational Consultant

"One of the best books I've read on what co-teaching really means and how it is implemented in the classroom. The authors present instructional methods and interpersonal communication skills that co-teachers can use to solve typical issues they face."

Michael Hazelkorn, Chair and Professor of Special Education
University of West Georgia

"Presents a model of co-teaching that blends instructional methods, interpersonal skills, content knowledge, teaching behaviors, philosophy of teaching, and your co-teaching stage with a focus on student achievement. The book immediately engages readers by presenting scenarios followed by practical, research-based solutions to address instructional issues."

Lyndal M. Bullock, Regents Professor of Special Education
University of North Texas

"A valuable desktop reference for all educators devoted to increased student outcomes within a positive, effective co-teaching partnership. Each chapter contains practical strategies and tips to take you from Monday to Friday!"

Julia R. Wachal, Special Education Consultant
Grantwood Area Education Agency, IA

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: taking the Plunge


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