Each year special ed teachers find themselves in a ‘dazed reality’ serving multiple grades and content areas and moving constantly from one class to the next. Are general ed teachers willing to help? To promote real partnership, coach Elizabeth Stein recommends “PCK.”
Category: Co-Teaching Teams
Whether you began the school year weeks ago or you’re just launching, it’s time to consider what you hold most important when you think about a successful co-teaching partnership. Elizabeth Stein shares an experience from her own career that unwrapped three essentials.
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.
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.
There’s another elephant in the co-teaching hallway, writes MiddleWeb blogger Elizabeth Stein. Teacher teams are only as strong as their weakest link.
Special ed co-teacher Laurie Wasserman describes some of the work she and her grade level team members do together, including fun holiday activities.