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.

For Richer or Poorer: Sharing Space and Materials

For richer or poorer: Sharing space and materials

Think of a classroom. What do you picture? Most likely you see one teacher in front of a group of children in her own classroom. That is the past. If you grew up imagining yourself as the boss of the classroom, the king (or queen) of your own castle, and the sole decision maker in a door-shut environment, you may need to reconsider your choice in careers. Teaching is becoming increasingly collaborative. Doors are being opened, colleagues are being invited in, and strategies are shared daily. In many cases teachers are not merely receiving visitors, they are realizing that theirs is to be a shared kingdom. As teachers begin to ...

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