The authors identify three stages of successful collaboration and provide research-based instructional techniques, case studies, sample activities for lesson plans, and additional resources for inclusive classrooms.
Chapter 1: Taking the Plunge: What is Co-Teaching All About?
Taking the Plunge: What is Co-Teaching All About?
All across the nation, general and special education teachers, English as second language teachers, and other service providers, such as speech-language pathologists from all grade levels and all content areas, are taking the plunge into co-teaching. Many of these teachers have had little or no preparation in this approach, so they are learning about co-teaching largely through trial and error. Perhaps their administrator informed them that they would be co-teaching, and therefore, they did not have much say in the matter, or maybe they volunteered for this new way of providing instruction to students. In either case, with little guidance or advice, they—perhaps like you—have taken the plunge into co-teaching.