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ERIC Number: ED529120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 224
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7169-1
How to Co-Teach: A Guide for General and Special Educators
Potts, Elizabeth A.; Howard, Lori A.
Brookes Publishing Company
What does good co-teaching look like in an inclusive classroom, and how can a general and special educator build a strong, respectful, and productive partnership? Find out in this introductory how-to guide, ideal for helping current and future co-teachers minimize conflict, maximize teamwork, and ensure the best outcomes for all students in Grades K-12. Perfect for use in professional development and university courses, "How to Co-Teach" directly addresses the five principles of developing an effective teaching partnership: respecting perspectives, practicing communication, focusing on classroom teaching, building student success, and improving and reflecting on relationships. More comprehensive and practical than other co-teaching guides, this book: (1) reinforces key points with DVD clips; (2) addresses both teachers in the partnership; (3) tackles the day-to-day challenges every co-teacher faces, from conflict resolution to time management (see box); (4) has the practical materials educators need; and (5) spans K-12, with in-depth, age-appropriate guidelines for co-teaching at different grade levels. Teachers will also get a helpful Reader's Guide, perfect for either group study or individual use. This chapter-by-chapter guide gives teachers "Thought Questions" that help them brainstorm ways to put key ideas to work in their own classrooms, plus "Practice" activities that outline ready-to-use implementation strategies. Whether educators are just starting their co-teaching adventure or looking for ways to strengthen an existing partnership, they'll use this essential how-to guidebook to reach their ultimate goal: success for all students. Appended are: (1) Readers Guide: "How to Co-Teach: A Guide for General and Special Educators"; and (2) DVD Guide. [Foreword by Kimberly McDuffie-Landrum.]
Brookes Publishing Company. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. Tel: 800-638-3775; Fax: 410-337-8539; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A