The idea that we have “average” learners is a harmful myth, says special educator Elizabeth Stein. Researchers find lots of variability among learners in any sizable public school classroom – it’s not just the special ed kids that are “different.”
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Elizabeth Stein details her work with a colleague in an English Language Arts classroom as they search for co-teaching models to best support the Common Core.
The authors effectively describe how to achieve rigor for students with disabilities by asking thinking questions, scaffolding with visuals, & modeling everything, says Laura Von Staden.
Like CCSS, Response to Intervention is something teachers need to know right now, says reviewer Julie Dermody. Elizabeth Stein’s book, Comprehension Lessons for RTI (Grades 3-5): Assessments, Intervention Lessons and Management Tips to Help You Reach and Teach Tier 2 Students, is the place to start.
In an interview with Elizabeth Stein, co-teaching pioneer Anne Beninghof says inclusion classrooms should be exemplary models of differentiated instruction.
Special ed co-teacher Laurie Wasserman describes some of the work she and her grade level team members do together, including fun holiday activities.
Elizabeth Stein and Laurie Wasserman, who shared blogging responsibilities at MiddleWeb’s Two Teachers in the Room blog during 2012, share some of the timeless things that co-teachers are thankful for.
Co-teachers need to be aware of their personalities and those of their co-teachers, says Elizabeth Stein. How to gain this awareness? She has a tool in mind…
In co-teaching terms, says Laurie Wasserman, ‘partnership’ means finding balance, sharing responsibilities, planning together, and gaining mutual respect.
Middle grades teacher Cossondra George has a knack for giving good teaching advice, found in high-readership articles across the Web. She gives us some.