How can co-teachers honor the strengths and needs of each learner and assure everyone becomes an important contributor to the classroom learning experience? Elizabeth Stein believes the process begins by creating a framework that makes every student’s thinking visible.
Don’t just think outside the co-teaching box – get out of the box altogether, into a no-boundaries partnership. Coach & NBCT Elizabeth Stein shares several strategies, including informal, efficient co-planning and divergent thinking activities to spark creativity.
Technology can be a topic that excites and motivates co-teachers to co-create lively learning experiences. Or it can make a co-teaching conversation fall flat. Elizabeth Stein shares tech resources to help co-teachers better connect with students and each other.
When students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling. The solution for teacher-author Amber Chandler is a “flexible classroom” where students rotate through strategic groupings to meet differentiated needs at various stages of the learning process.
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.
Amber Chandler and her co-teaching colleague will use the One Word Challenge this fall to set the focus and tone for a cohesive classroom culture. After a trial run last January, they are confident it’s the perfect way to kick off the year. Tips & slides!
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.
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.