Co-teaching is a popular service delivery model for students who are entitled to special education or other specialized services, such as support services for English learners.
Evidence shows that the implementation of co-teaching is significantly associated with improved student outcomes. However for co-teaching to be effective, teachers need to thoroughly understand what the arrangement entails and what it takes to make co-teaching work.
In this newly released quick-reference laminated guide, Dr. Marilyn Friend, a renowned authority on co-teaching, provides educators with an overview of the fundamental "what," "why," and "how" of co-teaching.
Topics covered include:
Co-teaching and inclusion
Co-teaching vs. team teaching
Co-teaching vs. paraprofessional Support
The role of each co-teacher
Elements of successful co-teaching partnerships
Instruction in co-taught classrooms/understanding specially designed instruction (SDI)
Co-teaching and Common Core Standards (CCSS)
Planning for co-teachers
Dr. Friend outlines six the following six co-teaching approaches, along with recommended frequency of use and variations for each:
One Teach, One Observe
One Teach, One Assist
6 laminated pages. 2014