Marilyn Friend’s Co-Teach! handbook is better than ever in its second edition. Designed specifically for teachers, it is the definitive source of co-teaching information, including key topics such as these:
- Information on how co-teaching facilitates implementation of the Common Core State Standards
- A contemporary and realistic approach to finding and effectively using common planning time
- Applications of co-teaching as it relates to English language learners
- Expanded examples of the classic 6 co-teaching approaches and new variations of them
- Ideas for making sure that specially designed instruction, a required part of special education, is embedded in co-taught classes
Key updates on building strong partnerships, co-teaching research, and much, much more!
Who Should Read Co-Teach!
This is a handbook prepared specifically for teachers and administrators—at elementary, middle, and high schools—who are interested in finding out how to make their co-teaching programs be the best. It includes the best of recent research on co-teaching, but it is written and organized in a way to make it easy to read and immediately applicable to your situation.
Why Educators Should Read Co-Teach!
Co-teaching is becoming more and more popular in schools as an option for educating students with disabilities. Most professionals have questions about these teacher partnerships. Have you ever wondered
- 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?
For the past several years, people have asked where practical information about co-teaching--from setting up and maintaining successful programs to establishing positive relationship in the classroom to resolving interpersonal and logistics difficulties—can be found. Co-Teach! A Manual for Creating and Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools is designed to address your questions about co-teaching, whether you are just anticipating co-teaching, are a novice co-teacher, or are a veteran co-teacher.