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 4: Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator
Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The Role of the Administrator
To Marry Them or Not to Marry Them: Determining Whether to Use Co-Teaching
Studies done on co-teaching have found that it can be a very effective method for meeting student needs (Magiera et al., 2005; Murawski, 2006; Rea et al., 2002). However, administrative support is key to its implementation and, ultimately, its success or failure (Dieker, 2001; Rea, 2005; Spencer, 2005). Administrators get the ball rolling; they are the matchmakers, wedding consultants, marriage counselors, and at times, divorce attorneys. In essence administrators can set the tone for whether or not co-teaching as a service delivery option is implemented correctly and if teachers are set up for success. There are many things an administrator ...