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Working in Teams:
A Whole Group Discussion
We will review assigned reading articles.
Please have them ready to reference and
make comments about them throughout.
Co-Teaching: Getting to Know Your
by Jane Sileo
Getting Started: the
Communication is key to
interfere with efforts to
collaborate on behalf of
communication is key.
Planning: the Co-teaching
Plans and teaches the
Prepares and organizes
complement the lessons
and the students’
Description of Co-Teaching
One Teach, One Observe
One Teach, One Assist
Problem Solving the Ongoing
(See the example in the article),
Step 1: Identify the Issues
Step 2: Develop alternative courses of action.
Step 3: Analyze the risks and benefits of each
course of action.
Step 4: Choose a course of action.
Step 5: Take action.
Step 6: Evaluate results of the action
Step 7: Assume responsibility for the
consequences, correct potentially negative
consequences, or re-engage in the decision-
Share with a partner how you
would implement the 3 stages.
On-going relationship stage.
What would the stages look
like for you?
Strengthen Your Co-teaching
Relationship by Jan Stivers
Please reference your article for whole group
Planning and Instruction
Set aside large blocks of time for
Adapt planning tools to suit your
Lobby for instructional materials that
Try new models of co-teaching
Use your time strategically.
Reexamine the layout of your
classroom to be sure it continues to be
well-suited to your evolving co-
Give and get feedback,
twice as fast.
Clarify your understanding of
each other’s grading
Experiment with ways to share
responsibility for grading.
Enhancing Your Partnership
Recognize the little things that
can mean a lot.
Pay attention to parity.
Acknowledge problems early and
Address conflicts in a manner that
is comfortable for both of you.
Learn to let it go.
Extending Your Reach
Attend a professional development
Model collaborative skills.
Volunteer to serve as mentors to new co-
Honor your sense of humor.
Create a mission statement.
Reminder: It is not a marriage.
What would you do to strengthen your
Working together in teamwork probably
began around cave fires ages ago.
Over time, people have improved their
quality of life by working together.
Toddlers are expected to outgrow
egocentrism and learn how to interact
Teacher Isolation in the Past
In the past, teachers worked alone in their
classrooms for the most part.
In more recent times, schools have
become multidimensional centers of
activity and much more social places.
Chunking of the typical school day
insulates teachers from sources of ideas
beyond their own background of
Why work together as
Consultation and collaboration helps us
achieve common goals.
Processes of sharing expertise and
challenging basic assumptions can
stimulate growth in exciting ways when
colleagues team up as productive
An interactive process in which school
personnel in general education and special
education, related services and support
personnel, families of students, and the
students themselves are working together and
sharing their diversity of knowledge and
expertise in order to define needs and then
plan, implement, assess, follow through and
follow up on the ways of learning that learners
develop to their fullest potential.
Co-educators are persons who
collaborate, consult, and work as a team
to provide appropriate learning
experiences for learners’ diverse needs.
Co-education can be school based, such
as teachers and related services or
support personnel; home based, such as
family members or caregivers for students,
and community based in support roles.
In the collaborative school environment is
the process by which a group of co-
educators work to address common
purposes and strive to achieve shared
goals for the benefit and ultimate
successes of children and youth.
Group 1: Describe consultation and how it
Group 2: Describe collaborative co-
education and what that looks like.
Group 3: What is teamwork in an educational
All groups: list some of the things they may be
A List of Some of the Things Educators
May Be Observed Doing
Discussing students’ needs with co-educators and
planning ways of addressing those needs.
Listening to colleagues’ concerns about a
particular teaching situation.
Recommending classroom alternatives as first-to-
be-tried interventions for students with special
learning and behavior needs.
Leading or participating in professional
development activities that focus on special
Networking with other educational professionals
and agencies who can be resources for students’
needs and school improvements in general.
Motivation for Working
Reports from school districts throughout the
U.S. identify collaboration as a key variable in
the successful implementation of inclusive
Collaborators do not compromise and
cooperate as much as they confer and
Collaborators need models that provide
structure, practice, encouragement, and
positive feedback in order to perform the
sophisticated and demanding functions
called for in collaborative school consultation.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Used high stakes testing in reading and
Inclusion of children with disabilities in the
Intensive preparation for the tests
High-profile reports of schools that made
or failed to make adequate yearly
Higher standards for teacher certification
Common Core Standards of
Relevance to special education:
Skills to articulate a personal philosophy of
Roles of individuals with exceptional learning
needs in planning individualized programs.
Models and strategies for consultation and
Several other measures focusing on
assessment, communication, para-educators,
Technology for Working
Gathering and sharing information.
Communicating with co-educators in
schools, homes, and communities.
Developing resources for curriculum and
Organizing and managing data
Networking with co-educators and
Ethics for Working Together as
An ethical climate for collaborative
school consultation and teamwork calls
for a system of values and principles in
which beliefs and actions about working
together will guide practices and inspire
Collaborators must create environments
in which respect and caring characterize
their professional interactions.