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 4: Teaching So They Remember: Co-Teaching with Mnemonics
Teaching So They Remember: Co-Teaching with Mnemonics
Fifth-grade co-teachers Mr. McClusky (general educator) and Miss Evans (special educator) are concluding their social studies unit on their home state, Iowa. Mr. McClusky, who has been teaching for seven years, describes himself as a traditional teacher—he often uses discussion and independent seatwork in his class. This is Miss Evans's second year of teaching special education but her first year at McGregor Elementary School. Miss Evans describes herself as a pragmatist—she uses whatever method works for her students. This team has only been co-teaching for three weeks, the length of this unit. So far, they have used the one-teach, one-drift and one-teach, one-observe models, and Miss Evans has consistently assumed the passive ...