STOP... Collaborate and Listen

Ice is back with a Brand New Invention- COTEACHING!

What and Why?

Coteaching is defined as the collaboration between the general and special education teachers for all of the teaching responsibilities within the classroom. With this model teachers can provide more integrated services for all students regardless of learning needs. This method does not only help the student but also the co-teachers. They feel increased feelings of worth, renewal, partnership, and creativity.

The 8 Components of a Coteaching Relationship

  1. Interpersonal Communication- Using verbal, nonverbal, and social skills to communicate
  2. Physical Arrangement- Come together on physical arrangement of classroom: placement of materials, students, and teachers
  3. Familiarity of the Curriculum- Special educators goal is to acquire knowledge of scope and sequence and solid understanding of the curriculum
  4. Curriculum Goals and Modifications- For the success of all students in the co taught classroom the teachers need to discuss goals, accommodations, and modifications that are needed
  5. Instructional Planning- Continuous and flexible planning
  6. Instructional Presentation- Collaborative teachers both participate in presentation of lesson, provide instruction, and structure learning activity
  7. Classroom Management- Structured environment and development of relationships and community in the classroom
  8. Assessment- involves developing systems to evaluate individual students, adjusting standards and expectations for performance to meet individual needs, while maintaining course integrity

If there's a problem... YO We'll Solve It!!!

Guaranteed to Increase Student Achievement

How your coteaching helps others...

  • develops an appreciation for diversity
  • creates an awareness of the importance of direct individualized instruction
  • enhances instructional knowledge base
  • teaches collaborative problem-solving skills
  • develops teamwork skills
  • increases ways of creatively addressing challenges
  • promotes a more rigorous curriculum
  • develops an appreciation for diversity
  • positive social and academic benefits for their children
  • promotes the civil rights of all individuals
  • supports the social value of equality
  • builds supportive nature and interdependence
  • maximizes social peace