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.
Special educator Elizabeth L. Stein believes that the growth mindset research of Carol Dweck can lead to greater collaboration among special and general co-teachers and enable all students in inclusion classrooms to achieve Common Core standards.
The school year halfway point is a good time for co-teachers to check how things are going, writes Elizabeth Stein. In the classroom AND the relationship.
Laurie Wasserman and Elizabeth Stein share their good wishes for middle grades educators everywhere. And if some sound like resolutions, well…they’re teachers!
Special ed co-teacher Laurie Wasserman describes some of the work she and her grade level team members do together, including fun holiday activities.
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!