In the 2nd edition of Joyful Learning, Alice Udvari-Solner and Paula Kluth provide a great resource to promote teacher collaboration and move inclusion classrooms beyond the superficial and toward more meaningful engagement of every student, says Erin Corrigan-Smith.
Here’s your invitation to stay connected and continue learning through the summer months. Instructional coach Elizabeth Stein looks at four essential questions for co-teachers and welcomes you to the conversation to share your observations and experience. Bookmark it!
Spring is in the air and kids’ attention is fluttering around and beyond the room. Elizabeth Stein shares a bit of timely brain science and offers strategies to help co-teachers bring their students’ attention back to class as the end of school approaches.
Noting the recent Supreme Court decision affirming high expectations and educational opportunities for all students with disabilities, Elizabeth Stein looks at what’s needed in the classroom to ensure an enduring commitment to inclusion continues to move forward.
Elizabeth Stein calls on co-teachers to create powerful ripple effects throughout the nation’s classrooms with positive actions aimed at strengthening inclusion and every student’s sense of achieving their best. She offers six jumping-off places to start the wave.
Elizabeth Stein urges co-teachers to co-create an action plan for the remainder of the year that supports any students who are beginning to drift and fall behind in reaching their goals. Using UDL videos and other resources, Stein shows how to meet diverse needs.
It’s time, writes teaching coach Elizabeth Stein, for co-teachers to take a strong, visible and audible stance on behalf of those students “who have been on your mind every day since school began.” Co-teachers need to become social justice leaders in the classroom.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Stein believes Jim Knight’s instructional partnership approach to coaching can also benefit co-teachers as they build a relationship. Stein describes how Knight’s seven core principles point the way to a dynamic co-taught learning community.