The most effective classroom leaders combine their expertise with others in collaborative, powerful ways, says instructional coach Elizabeth L. Stein. How can co-teachers evolve into a dependent leadership team? “Each co-teacher must be willing to be disturbed.”
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Are you ready to be a vital force in your co-teaching relationship this year? Instructional coach Elizabeth Stein borrows concepts from Vitalism to suggest ways co-teachers can build a more effective practice by relying on both traditional knowledge and intuition.
The Twitter chat group #coteachat offers co-teachers across the spectrum “topics galore, boundless support, and ongoing learning,” writes founder Elizabeth L. Stein, who has details about how to join the twice-monthly chats and a link to the complete archives.
Elizabeth Stein offers resources to support the rejuvenation educators need to enjoy, learn, grow, and relax this summer. Once refreshed and centered, co-teachers can look ahead to the new school year by tapping into UDL guidelines and planning tools & templates.
Summer is a good time for co-teachers to revisit the meaning of “CO-“, says instructional coach Elizabeth Stein, and discover definitions like joint, mutual, common. Stein offers tips to prepare for a co-teaching year marked by CO-creation for student success.
Co-teachers have the opportunity to guide a transformation in the way students view themselves as learners and the way teachers and parents view educating diverse learners. Coach Elizabeth Stein describes four steps along the path to becoming an agent of change.
The general educator’s perspective is critical as special educators strive to strike a balance and co-teach effectively. Elizabeth Stein queried two co-teaching general ed teachers and asked them to choose a color that represented their co-teaching experience.
Teaching coach Elizabeth Stein wants every co-teacher to develop the moral courage “to speak up, reach out, and do what is right in the face of forces that might lead a person to act in some other way.” She shares three powerful ways to work toward this goal.
Many students with disabilities struggle to gain the language, social, or pragmatic skills they need to be self-advocates. Elizabeth Stein shares resources that can help co-teachers empower students to truly take charge of their learning and their lives.
Our brain’s executive function allows us to control and organize our thoughts and behaviors. All students in the middle grades – not just those with special needs – can benefit from scaffolding as they strengthen these abilities. Elizabeth Stein tells how.