"A valuable desktop reference for all educators devoted to increased student outcomes within a positive, effective co-teaching partnership. Each chapter contains practical strategies and tips to take you from Monday to Friday!"
—Julia R. Wachal, Special Education Consultant
Grantwood Area Education Agency, IA
"One of the best books I've read on what co-teaching really means and how it is implemented in the classroom. The authors present instructional methods and interpersonal communication skills that co-teachers can use to solve typical issues."
—Michael Hazelkorn, Chair and Professor of Special Education
University of West Georgia
Create powerful teaching partnerships that promote success for every student in inclusive classrooms!
How can teachers deliver an extensive curriculum and still meet the various needs of an increasingly diverse student body? This resource demonstrates how co-teaching collaborations can effectively promote success for each learner.
Purposeful Co-Teaching integrates the vital components of interpersonal skills, content knowledge, instructional design, and teaching philosophy to guide educators toward the smooth collaboration of a full, mature co-teaching relationship. The authors also provide research-based, field-tested instructional strategies for using big ideas, visuals, mnemonics, formative assessment, and more, within a collaborative teaching context. Additional resources include:
- Chapter activities and checklists for planning lessons
- Case studies from elementary and secondary teachers in various subject areas to illustrate the realities of co-teaching
- Real-world resources such as books, videos, and helpful Web sites
Ideal for both general and special education classrooms, this indispensible resource gives co-teachers the practical, proven methods they need to help students make connections, stay engaged, and become independent and successful learners.