Co-Teaching Collaboration And Inclusion Case Study

1. Define co-teaching ,collaboration, and inclusion- distinguish the terms from one another
a. Co-teaching- is when two or more adults co-plan, co-instruct, and co-assess a group of students.
b. Collaboration- is a style of interaction: two or more people working to cooperatively together toward shared goals
c. Inclusion- is when a student with disability receives instruction in a general education classroom or setting with all the support and services in place to all him equitable access to the curriculum and social constructs of the classroom.
d. Inclusion would be having a diverse group of student in your classroom. Co-teacher id teaching with another person. Collaboration is what teachers are doing with each other even if it is to get help
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Co- teaching in public school can be very hard. Some teachers think that it is their classroom and they do not need help teaching it. Other think that co-teaching is wonderful but they do not have they extra help to co-teach. There are so few extra teacher and little money throughout the school systems that there aren’t funds to have another teacher in the room. The schools want teachers to co-teach, but it is very hard when they don’t have extra time or hands to make the plans for it.
b. I think that co-teaching is needed sometimes. It could give students the extra help that they need to succeed.
3. Provide a rational, supported by philosophy, research, and recent legislation for implementing co-teaching
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4. Describe a process and activities for teacher to analyze their readiness to co-teach
a. The teachers need to have a meeting. They will create a lesson plan together and discuss the needs and grouping of students they will have.
b. They will go though the what/how/who approach.
5. Identify and discuss the collaborative aspects of co-teaching
a. The key aspects to co-teaching would be planning, instructing, and assessing,
b. Planning would be creating a lesson that the teacher worked together on. Both teachers need to be aware of what is going on. Instructing students would be guiding the student through the lesson that both teachers created. Assessing is discussing what did and didn’t
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This first thing teachers need to do before they start co-teaching is to find the time to plan a lesson together. They need to talk about what style of teaching they are planning to use. They need to be able to work well together if not they need to talk about what isn’t work. Both teachers need to be able to communicate with another to come to an agreement. That communication could be verbal or non verbal.
9. Describe strategies for addressing pragmatic issues related to co-teaching (e.g., scheduling, planning time, assignment of students to class, amount of co-teaching)
a. All teachers need to find time to make out their lesson plan, even though it’s not what everyone wants to do, but they could have a meeting after school is out. They need to spilt the work equally between themselves. In some way they always need to communicate with one another. They need to decide which teacher is doing what and how they are grouping the students if they spilt them up.
10. (+20) Please share with me pros and cons from ED 212 this semester
a. I loved having you as a teacher and I hope you continue to work at D&E. I enjoyed not only how you taught the class what we need to know but also related it to your personal

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