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 Can Be Successful: Co-Teaching Using Formative Assessment

Teaching so they can be successful: Co-teaching using formative assessment

Meet Mr. Harris (third-grade general education language arts teacher) and Ms. Butera (special educator), who are third-year co-teachers. Both are veteran, tenured teachers with 12 years of teaching experience. Through her previous role as an inclusion facilitator, Ms. Butera frequently collaborated with Mr. Harris in designing and implementing accommodations for students with IEPs. These experiences helped her become acquainted with Mr. Harris's teaching and classroom management style and curricular areas. Mr. Harris learned to trust Ms. Butera as someone who could provide valuable insight into the learning needs of all students, not just those with IEPs. This experience working together proved invaluable as the team began ...

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