Co-teaching is a powerful and effective model for addressing the needs of today's diverse classrooms.
In Co-Teaching At A Glance
, authors Richard Villa, Jacqueline Thousand and Ann Nevin provide a clear and concise overview of co-teaching in an inclusive classroom, including best practices for planning and instruction.
This six-page (tri-fold) laminated guide reviews the rationales and benefits of co-teaching and outlines
... The key elements of co-teaching
... The 5 basic elements of co-teaching partnerships
... Four approaches to collaborative teaching: supportive co-teaching, parallel co-teaching, complementary co-teaching, team teaching
... Implementation strategies for each approach
... Common pitfalls to avoid
... Creative tips for finding time for co-teachers to think, meet, plan, learn and reflect.
... Eight habits of successful co-teachers
... Ways administrators can support co-teaching
... Issues for co-teachers to discuss and resolve
Co-Teaching At A Glance also includes an easy-to-adapt lesson plan format to incorporate co-teaching. This basic direction instruction lesson plan form identifies what two co-teachers can do during a lesson and helps co-teachers communicate, clarify roles, and maximize their potential to differentiate instruction to support student learning.
6 pages (laminated tri-fold). 2009