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.

Teaching So They Are Engaged: Co-Teaching Using Student Involvement

Teaching so they are engaged: Co-teaching using student involvement

Co-teachers Mr. Khan (general educator) and Ms. Alverez (bilingual teacher), both veteran teachers with master's degrees, are in their second year as co-teachers of this sixth-grade general education math class of 26 students, which includes 13 students with math IEP goals, 3 with 504 plans, and 4 who are English-language learners. Mr. Khan has been teaching for 25 years, and Ms. Alverez has been teaching for 18 years in the district and has recently earned her bilingual special education approval.

Mr. Khan begins class with an established routine, which is a written math problem on the overhead. He provides students with several minutes to read the problem, arrive at ...

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