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.

Registering for the Wedding

Registering for the wedding

Identifying Our Needs

So, you are engaged (whether it was voluntary or arranged). Congratulations! Now is the time for you and your co-teaching partner to become a team and share the good news with others. Miscommunication is a dirty word when it comes to co-teaching and collaboration. By now you have taken the time to complete the SHARE (Figure 5.1), Teacher Actions (Figure 5.2), and Defining Roles and Responsibilities (Figure 5.4) worksheets together and are starting to know one another's strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and pet peeves. It is also important that you describe to one another how you prefer to receive feedback (in person, through e-mail, immediately after class, or at the end of the week). This will aid ...

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