This post will address thoughts about Co-Teaching a few weeks into the school year and illustrate some of the successes and struggles we've had with implementing Co-Teaching in our school. If this is your first time joining us, take a moment to check out our previous posts on Co-Teaching to see the things we've done to ensure a successful implementation.
Here are some great ways to implement simple strategies into your lessons that are sure to keep your students on top of their game: Make sure your students understand you. It's important to be sure that students understand what it is you are teaching. For this reason, you should always teach vocabulary first.
Co-teaching is a fundamental shift in the way Special Education services are delivered. It challenges many of the misconceptions about learning as well as methods and approaches. Many teachers are uncomfortable with the idea of having another teacher in their classroom. After all, who's class is it anyway?
The most important thing to remember about child behaviors is, just like adults, there is always a reason for the behavior. It's not always important to know what that reason is, because frankly even if they knew, they're not going to tell you because in all likelihood they don't know.
Since I was five years old, my dream was to be a writer. I never thought I could write anything more than a grocery list, but I've managed to put together enough words to make a novel. In fact, what was once a short story I wrote in High School, has now blossomed into three interconnected series of books.
While I don't claim to have extensive parenting experience (being as it is that I have no children of my own), I have a lot of experience working with kids ranging in ages from birth to twelve years old. I have been a Special Education teacher for the past fifteen years specializing in students with emotional or behavioral disabilities.
"You can't teach a child to swim by taking them out of the pool." - J.M. Cataffo The Unsightly Truth of Pullout Services The most used service delivery model in Special Education has always been to remove students from the general education environment and into a special education classroom: the old reliable pullout model.