Comparing the co-teaching relationship to a marriage, this resource offers a lighthearted yet comprehensive perspective on setting up, conducting, and maintaining a successful co-teaching partnership.

Understanding What it Means to Be in a Relationship

Understanding what it means to be in a relationship

Defining the Terms

Prior to a review of co-teaching, the philosophy of inclusion must be defined in order to understand the need for general and special educators to effectively collaborate in their efforts to ensure student success in the general education classroom. My goal in this chapter is to make sure that all of us (me as the author, you as the reader, and your co-teachers and/or administrators) are sharing the same language and understanding of the issues so that there are no mis-communications. I also do not want to misrepresent my position. For example, while I delight in comparing two co-teachers to a married couple, and their administrator ...

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