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ERIC Number: EJ925574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Co-Teaching: Getting to Know Your Partner
Sileo, Jane M.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n5 p32-38 May-Jun 2011
The beginning stage of any co-teaching relationship is similar to the initial aspects of any dating relationship. At first, the relationship is great, and the partners are blissful and happy. As time evolves, however, newly formed relationships need to be nurtured to create a stronger relationship, because performing as a team is hard work, if it is to be successful and long lasting. New couples in any relationship often argue about simple things. The same can be said for new co-teaching partners. The teachers may disagree about leaving the lid off the whiteboard marker or putting away instructional materials at the end of the day. In either marriage or co-teaching, the key to success is compromise and collaboration. All co-teachers must be flexible for their relationship to flourish. Therefore, co-teaching partners must communicate throughout the relationship to ensure the relationship focuses on what is most important in co-teaching--children's academic and social growth and development. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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