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.

Planning Quality Time Together: Why, When, and How to Plan

Planning quality time together: Why, when, and how to plan

Why Should We Co-Plan?

The Rationale

Let's start the conversation on co-planning by establishing this fact: Walking into the room two minutes before class and saying, “So, what are we going to do today?” does not constitute co-planning. Prior planning is vital to delivering services in an inclusive classroom. When a special educator walks into a room without planning in advance with her general educator counterpart, this has a negative impact on both teachers and students. By now I have established that co-teaching does not entail the special service provider only monitoring those students with special needs while the general educator delivers all the daily instruction. The role ...

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