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.

General Educators are from Jupiter; Special Service Providers are from Saturn

General educators are from Jupiter; special service providers are from saturn

Recognizing Different Frames of Reference

One of the most commonly cited benefits of co-teaching is the fact that two individuals with decidedly different training, experiences, education, and perspectives are coming together to instruct students who are equally diverse. Yet it is for those same reasons that many educators have difficulty working collaboratively. Differing opinions, frames of reference, and viewpoints lead to increased frustration, disagreements, and even arguments. While opposites may attract, we all know that there must also be some common ground for any relationship to continue to grow and blossom. Understanding where your partner is coming from is the first step to a successful ...

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