Mastering the Art of Co-Teaching: Building More Collaborative Classrooms

Nicholas D. Young, Angela C. Fain, Teresa A. Citro (Eds.)

by Nicholas D. Young (American International College), Angela C. Fain (University of West Georgia, USA), Karen Russo (St. Joseph’s College, USA), Robert A. Griffin (University of West Georgia), Gena Rotas (East Longmeadow, MA, USA), Doris Buckley (Northern Essex Community College, USA), Ellen Duchaine (Texas State University), Amy Amico (Newburyport Public Schools, MA), Elizabeth Jean (Endicott College, Beverly, MA), Vance Austin (Manhattanville College, Purchase NY), Micheline S. Mallow (Manhattanville College), Christine N. Michael (American International College)

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'Mastering the Art of Co-Teaching: Building More Collaborative Classrooms' offers extensive insight into the history and foundations of teaching in tandem. Using the information provided, those interested in pursuing this inclusive learning and teaching style are offered a clear path forward. Readers are introduced to both the struggles and benefits of the various co-teaching models as well as how to work with other professionals, paraprofessionals and families. This book will surely be revisited time and time again.
Vinnie Regan, MS, MEd
Principal
Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MA


The chapters in 'Mastering the Art of Co-Teaching: Building More Collaborative Classrooms' confirm that the benefits of co-teaching impact students academically, offering greater opportunities for individualized instruction for both general education students and those with disabilities as well as students who are linguistically diverse. The impact on the social climate of the classroom as collaboration is modeled throughout is also discussed in great detail, as are the clear advantages to including social emotional learning. This tome leaves the reader with the necessary components to understand and build a classroom where co-teaching is front and center and both teachers and students are the beneficiaries.
John F. Rizzo, EdD
Rizzo Educational Consulting, Waimanalo, Hawaii
Founding Head of School, Maui Prep Academy, Maui, Hawaii
Superintendent, retired, Windham Southwest Supervisory Union, Wilmington, VT


'Mastering the Art of Co-Teaching: Building More Collaborative Classrooms' is replete with valuable details on how to create and maintain a paired teaching relationship where both students and educators are valued and can find success. Often used as a special education teaching tool, co-teaching is more than just that; rather it is a teaching style that begins the minute two teachers meet, connect, and agree to make the classroom a true collaboration from planning to management to teaching. There is no doubt that this book will help create a place where best practices can flourish and students, regardless of ability, can thrive and succeed.
Martha H. von Mering, Ph.D.
Administrator of Special Services and Student Support Services
Westfield Public Schools, Westfield, MA

Today, more than ever, greater emphasis is placed on inclusive practices and the collaboration between general and special educators to ultimately ensure student success. 'Mastering the Art of Co-Teaching: Building More Collaborative Classrooms' addresses research-based strategies, practices and theories which can be readily translated into classroom practice. Important issues that commonly arise in co-teaching partnerships, as well as professional and personal challenges faced by teachers are also tackled.

Tackling important issues that commonly arise in co-teaching partnerships, as well as professional and personal challengers often faced by teachers, this book provides educators with the most effective co-teaching strategies and tools available, aiding the success of collaborative efforts in the classroom.

Acknowledgement

Preface

Chapter 1 Effective Co-Teaching Strategies That Work
Karen Russo, EdD, St. Joseph’s College

Chapter 2 Communicating with Your Teaching Partner
Micheline S. Malow, PhD, Manhattanville College
Vance Austin, PhD, Manhattanville College

Chapter 3 Working with Paraprofessionals in the Classroom
Angela C. Fain, PhD, University of West Georgia

Chapter 4 Keys to Effective Collaboration with Other Professionals
Elizabeth J. Bienia, EdD, Endicott College
Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College
Amy S. Amico, EdD, Pentucket Public Schools, MA

Chapter 5 How to Plan for Success in Co-Teaching Environments
Ellen L. Duchaine, PhD, Texas State University

Chapter 6 Assessment in a Co-Teaching Environment
Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College
Elizabeth J. Bienia, EdD, Endicott College
Doris Buckley, EdD, Northern Essex Community College

Chapter 7 Staying on the Same Page: Setting Classroom Expectations
Angela C. Fain, PhD, University of West Georgia

Chapter 8 Co-Teaching in the Arena of Social and Emotional Learning
Elizabeth J. Bienia, EdD, Endicott College
Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College
Gena M. Rotas, M.A., M.S.W., LICSW

Chapter 9 Effective Co-Teaching and Collaboration for Linguistically Diverse Learners
Robert A. Griffin, EdD, University of West Georgia

Chapter 10 Developing a Strong Co-Teaching Home-School Connection: Forging a Foundation for Success
Elizabeth J. Bienia, EdD, Endicott College
Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College

Chapter 11 Professional Development for Partner Teachers: Learning the Skills to Work Together
Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College
Elizabeth J. Bienia, EdD, Endicott College

Chapter 12 Relationships, Mentorship and Self-Renewal: Co-Teaching as a Vehicle for Personal and Professional Growth
Christine N. Michael, PhD, American International College

About the Authors

Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD has worked in diverse professional roles for more than 30 years, serving as a teacher, principal, counselor, special education director, graduate professor, graduate dean, superintendent of schools, and longtime psychologist with clinical and educational specialties. Dr. Young holds several graduate degrees including a PhD in educational administration and an EdD in psychology. He was named the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year and completed a distinguished Fulbright Program. Dr. Young has also published extensively in the fields of counseling, psychology, and education.

Angela C. Fain, PhD has worked in the field of special education for the past 20 years. She received her PhD in special education from Georgia State University and earned national certification as a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS). Dr. Fain has worked in some of the most restrictive educational environments and is currently an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia. She is a regular presenter at state, national, and international conferences and an active board member of Learning Disabilities Worldwide. She has authored several book chapters and articles on special education ranging from classroom management to successful academic interventions for students with disabilities.

Teresa A. Citro, PhD is Chief Executive Officer at Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. and the Founder and President of Thread of Hope, Inc. She is a graduate of Tufts New England Medical School and Northeastern University, Boston.  Dr. Citro has co-edited several books on a wide range of topics in special education, as well as two peer review journals dealing with special education issues. She has co-authored a popular children’s series I Am Full of Possibilities.

Education, co-teaching, social-emotional learning, student outcomes, student performance, teacher identity, career life span, student-centered teaching, school culture, research-based teaching skills and strategies, classroom management, parent partnerships, collaboration, administrative factors, highly effective teachers, teacher wellness, feedback

Bibliographic Information

Book Title
Mastering the Art of Co-Teaching: Building More Collaborative Classrooms
ISBN
978-1-62273-945-5
Edition
1st
Number of pages
192
Physical size
236mm x 160mm
Publication date
September 2020
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