Common planning time is an essential part of a successful co-teaching relationship. Special ed teacher Laurie Wasserman shares some ideas from her own school.
Category: Two Teachers in the Room
Elizabeth Stein and Laurie Wasserman, who shared blogging responsibilities at MiddleWeb’s Two Teachers in the Room blog during 2012, share some of the timeless things that co-teachers are thankful for.
Co-teachers need to be aware of their personalities and those of their co-teachers, says Elizabeth Stein. How to gain this awareness? She has a tool in mind…
In co-teaching terms, says Laurie Wasserman, ‘partnership’ means finding balance, sharing responsibilities, planning together, and gaining mutual respect.
Successful co-teaching requires partners to discuss difficult truths, says special educator Elizabeth Stein. While not every relationship will reach the “pinnacle of positive communication,” Stein suggests four elephant-in-the-room conversation starters.
Co-teaching, says Laurie Wasserman, is not about ‘your’ kids or ‘my’ kids, but about our kids. It’s about compromise. Our second Teacher in the Room signs in!
We’re excited to launch Two Teacher in the Room, our new blog on co-teaching, authored by NBCTs Elizabeth Stein & Laurie Wasserman. Read their first post!