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A successful co-teaching partnership is built upon effective communication, and investing the time and effort to build, develop, and nurture that partnership can enhance teacher experiences and increase student achievement. In this reference guide, Susan Hentz offers nine useful, easy-to-implement activities designed to improve communication and strengthen the working relationship between co-teachers. She also discusses conflict management strategies, behaviors for effective communication, and common communication roadblocks. Whether you’re new to co-teaching or intent on making the most of a long-standing partnership, the tips in this guide can help you work more smoothly with your co-teaching colleagues and in doing so create better learning experiences for students.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2018) 8 1/2" x 11", 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
How do you know when you’re doing collaborative teaching, or co-teaching, right? And if you’re not, what can you do about that? If you’re ready to examine your co-teaching practices to make sure you’re achieving the best possible outcomes for your students, then Beyond Co-Teaching Basics is for you. Authors Wendy W. Murawski and Wendy W. Lochner offer a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.
This guide’s tips, strategies, sample questions and statements, and peacemaking tools will help teachers successfully use restorative practices in their classrooms.