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 6: Teaching So They Become More Independent: Co-Teaching Using Study Skills and Learning Strategies
Teaching So They Become More Independent: Co-Teaching Using Study Skills and Learning Strategies
Fourth-grade co-teachers Ms. Davis (special educator) and Mr. Patel (general educator) have been co-teaching for four weeks. Ms. Davis is known as the bubbly, enthusiastic, nurturing, always cheery teacher who frequently volunteers, sees the positive in every situation, and notes potential in every child. Sometimes her enthusiasm is a bit “much” for others, but this really is her personality. Therefore, when the opportunity came to co-teach, she willingly accepted the challenge. Ms. Davis has been teaching special education at the elementary level for 12 years—all at Madison Elementary School, which is located in a lower socioeconomic and quite diverse part ...