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Co-Teaching That Works: Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning

ISBN: 978-1-118-00436-4
272 pages
January 2012, Jossey-Bass
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Guaranteed success for the co-taught classroom

For the increasing number of teachers working in co-taught classrooms, this book provides practical ideas for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member. Former co-teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof shares stories, and real-life co-taught lesson examples that emphasize creative yet time-efficient instructional strategies that lend themselves beautifully to the co-taught classroom. Teachers and instructional leaders at all levels and in a wide variety of content areas will find this book replete with valuable co-teaching guidance so that success is guaranteed.

  • Offers tips for effective teaching strategies for every type of team teaching situation imaginable
  • Includes guidelines for successful team-teaching with specialists in technology; literacy; occupational/physical therapy; special education; speech-language therapy; ELL; gifted
  • The author is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer

This user-friendly, comprehensive book is filled with concrete ideas teachers can implement immediately in the classroom to boost student learning and engagement.

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The Author vii

Introduction 1

PART ONE: PUTTING TOGETHER THE PIECES 5

Chapter 1 An Overview of Co-Teaching 7

What Is Co-Teaching? 7

What Does the Research Say? 9

What Are the Benefi ts? 10

Chapter 2 Relationship Building: Common Challenges and Effective Solutions 15

Climate 15

Communication 20

Roles and Responsibilities 28

Chapter 3 Implementation: Common Challenges and Effective Solutions 35

Classroom Composition 35

Planning Time 36

Grading 40

Evaluation 42

PART TWO: LOOKING THROUGH THE CO-TEACHING KALEIDOSCOPE 51

Chapter 4 The Duet Model 55

Chapter 5 Lead and Support Model 63

Chapter 6 Speak and Add Model 71

Chapter 7 Skill Groups Model 79

Chapter 8 Station Model 87

Chapter 9 Learning Style Model 95

Chapter 10 Parallel Teaching Model 105

Chapter 11 Adapting Model 113

Chapter 12 Complementary Skills Model 123

PART THREE: CREATING A UNIQUE DESIGN FOR WORKING TOGETHER 131

Chapter 13 Co-Teaching with a Technology Specialist 133

Chapter 14 Co-Teaching with a Special Education Teacher 141

Chapter 15 Co-Teaching with a Speech/Language Pathologist 151

Chapter 16 Co-Teaching with an Occupational or Physical Therapist 159

Chapter 17 Co-Teaching with a Paraeducator 165

Chapter 18 Co-Teaching with a Gifted Specialist 173

Chapter 19 Co-Teaching with a Literacy Specialist 181

Chapter 20 Co-Teaching with an ELL Specialist 187

PART FOUR: WRAPPING IT UP 195

Chapter 21 Conclusion: Evolving Partnerships 197

Appendix Instructional Strategies for Co-Taught Classrooms 199

References 245

Index 251

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Anne M. Beninghof is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer. A former special educator and adjunct faculty member of the University of Hartford and the University of Colorado, she has published several books and videos and trained teachers in 49 states.

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January 19, 2012
Co-Teaching That Works: Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning

For the increasing number of teachers working in co-taught classrooms, CO-TEACHING THAT WORKS (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint; February 2012; $29.95/Paper / Also available as an e-book; ISBN: 978-1-1180-0436-4)  provides practical ideas for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member.

 Former co-teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof shares stories, and real-life co-taught lesson examples that emphasize creative yet time-efficient instructional strategies that lend themselves beautifully to the co-taught classroom. Teachers and instructional leaders at all levels and in a wide variety of content areas will find this book replete with valuable co-teaching guidance so that success is guaranteed.

  • Offers tips for effective teaching strategies for every type of team teaching situation imaginable
  • Includes guidelines for successful team-teaching with specialists in technology; literacy; occupational/physical therapy; special education; speech-language therapy; ELL; gifted
  • The author is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer

This user-friendly, comprehensive book is filled with concrete ideas teachers can implement immediately in the classroom to boost student learning and engagement.

See More
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