Teaching responsibilities pile high this time of year, writes teacher-coach Elizabeth Stein, and it’s important to keep our professional and personal lives “in the moment.” Stein shares ideas and resources to help fellow educators accomplish both goals.
Category: Two Teachers in the Room
Students learn by connecting prior knowledge with new information. Elizabeth Stein urges teachers to meld the insights of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Universal Design for Learning concepts “to create access to higher level thinking and actions in your classrooms.”
Elizabeth Stein gives readers a look inside an inclusive classroom as Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Copeland share their love for learning with students while putting UDL techniques into action. Elizabeth shares five co-teaching tips that come alive in the two teachers’ high energy classroom.
“There is this race to absorb content just in time for the tests,” writes teaching coach Elizabeth Stein. But where is the time inside our secondary schools that students need to really connect to the learning process? Simple answer: there isn’t any.
Inclusion is a process—not a placement. Inclusion coach Elizabeth Stein highlights resources, including a new daily tip app, and discusses four keys to build an active and supportive environment where all students can gain ownership of their learning.
New Year resolutions about teaching and learning are too limiting and ultimately frustrating, says co-teaching coach Elizabeth Stein. Teachers can help students (and themselves) pursue goals all year using 5 self-reliance strategies to insure progress.
If you share teaching responsibilities in an inclusion classroom, teaching coach Elizabeth Stein suggests you take time over the holidays to reflect on the three traditions of successful co-teaching partnerships: communication, respect and persistence.
Have you ever been told that teachers in co-taught classrooms shouldn’t be distinguishable? Special educator Elizabeth Stein never felt comfortable with that concept, and a recent workshop with co-teaching expert Marilyn Friend helped her understand why.
Educators need to move beyond the dream of an idealized co-teaching experience, says instructional coach Elizabeth Stein. We need to make co-teaching work inside the reality of today’s schools. Stein believes the answer lies in Specially Designed Instruction.
Elizabeth Stein’s five-step checklist for teachers can help students who learn differently achieve their personal best in today’s Common Core classrooms. Accommodations should bridge gaps and remove barriers but preserve as much independence as possible.