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.
Chapter 17: Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator
Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator
Is it Time for a Divorce?
Prior to determining the success or failure of a co-teaching program, administrators need to supervise co-teachers and provide ongoing feedback. Unfortunately, many administrators responsible for supervising and evaluating teachers are not familiar with the role each teacher should play in a co-taught relationship. Co-teaching is a relatively new service delivery option for servicing students with disabilities in the general education classroom and, unless they have done it themselves or received quite a bit of training in the subject, administrators may feel at a loss in terms of providing feedback and evaluation. In fact, Dr. Katherman (2005) cites one of his administrators who said, “Supervising co-teaching is ...