This week Elizabeth Stein is giving thanks for research she’s discovered showing the power of gratitude. No surprise, she has ideas about using the research to strengthen co-teaching. Further, she invites readers to join her in being thankful for IDEA on its 40th Anniversary.
Category: Two Teachers in the Room
As weeks turn into months, co-teachers can look back to gauge how well their partnership is working and then consider adjusting their practice to benefit all students. Elizabeth Stein suggests revisiting and implementing four tried and true co-teaching models.
As teachers go about shifting their co-teaching language to promote collaboration and a professional growth mindset, there are some communication situations that just scream “watch your thoughts,” says co-teaching coach Elizabeth Stein. She identifies five.
Too often co-teaching teams simply take turns as they focus on general student needs, rather than blending their strengths to serve all the learners in the room. Co-teaching coach Elizabeth Stein shares some ideas and resources to build strong partnerships.
Should the curriculum in a co-teaching classroom setting look different from a typical general education classroom? That’s the most frequently asked question co-teacher coach Elizabeth Stein encounters about inclusive classrooms. The answer? Read on.
Communication is the oxygen in the room when we want any relationship to work. But communication and co-teaching can be a tricky business. Elizabeth Stein looks at surefire ways to make your co-communications work as you speak up for all the students.
Elizabeth Stein’s recent Eureka moment for creating positive co-teaching partnerships (no matter what!) comes down to one seemingly simple (yet possibly confusing) statement from a colleague: “Let’s just bring curiosity to it.” Here’s how.
Start now! Once you take the time to focus on moments from last year, and then reflect and stretch your thinking beyond your own perspective, your mind will be set for opening up to meaningful co-teaching relationships and more student success in 2015-16.
The essence of co-teaching consists of collaboration, communication, and compassion, says coach Elizabeth Stein. When any co-teaching pair makes these three ideals their everyday targets for teaching and learning together, they’ll have a successful partnership.
If you find yourself moving from one co-teaching situation to the next or being placed in a co-teaching situation for the first time, read veteran special educator Michele Simonetty’s useful advice for successful adaptation that assures all kids will learn.