Co-teaching is a popular service delivery model for students who are entitled to special education or other specialized services, such as support services for English learners. Evidence shows that the implementation of co-teaching is significantly associated with improved student outcomes. However for co-teaching to be effective, teachers need to thoroughly understand what the arrangement entails and what it takes to make co-teaching work. In this newly released quick-reference laminated guide, Dr. Marilyn Friend, a renowned authority on co-teaching, provides educators with an overview of the fundamental "what," "why," and "how" of co-teaching.
Topics covered include: Co-teaching and inclusion; Co-teaching vs. team teaching; Co-teaching vs. paraprofessional Support; The role of each co-teacher; Elements of successful co-teaching partnerships; Instruction in co-taught classrooms/understanding specially designed instruction (SDI); Co-teaching and Common Core Standards (CCSS); Planning for co-teachers.