Co-Teaching That WorksStructures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning
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.
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
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.
Unlike most books on co-teaching, this user-friendly guide goes beyond the basic general education-special education team and offers tips for every co-teaching scenario imaginable. Teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof offers classroom-tested strategies for working with specialists in literacy, ESL, technology, occupational/physical therapy, special education, speech-language therapy, gifted education, and paraeducators. Beninghof has included a wealth of practical suggestions for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member. Throughout the book are real-life stories and sample co-taught lessons that emphasize creative yet time-efficient instructional strategies that lend themselves seamlessly to the co-taught classroom. Beninghof also addresses common challenges experienced by co-teachers and offers solutions ranging from teacher-to-teacher efforts to school-wide initiatives. Teachers and instructional leaders at all levels and in a variety of content areas will find this book replete with valuable guidance so that success in the co-taught classroom is guaranteed. Praise for Co-Teaching That Works "Beninghof weaves stories throughout her book that create an understanding of co-teaching that connects to the human spirit, no matter the readers' background, philosophical position, or co-teaching experience. She redefines and labels the co-teaching models in a way that is simple and makes sense."—Susan Fitzell, national speaker, author, and educational consultant "Anne's approach to co-teaching is practical and results-oriented. Teachers use her suggestions and strategies to collaborate and strengthen not only their partnerships, but also their pedagogy. Anne demonstrates a variety of research-based methods that are easy for teachers to replicate for the benefit of all students in the classroom. I would buy any materials produced by Anne—she is a teacher's teacher!"—Sonya Kunkel, education specialist