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.

For Better or Worse: Establishing Norms for Behavior and Academics

For better or worse: Establishing norms for behavior and academics

Just as most brides-to-be (yes, I'm stereotyping here) have a vision of what their wedding will look like, every teacher has his own idea of what a classroom should look like—how students should behave, how lessons should be presented, and how the everyday tasks should be managed. All teachers do not share an identical vision, any more than all brides want their colors to be “blush” and “bashful.” While most of us do not envision the Hollywood cliché of the classroom (in which kids are always sitting on top of their desks, playing loud music on boom boxes, and dancing in the aisles while throwing paper ...

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