Mentoring Teacher Candidates Through Co-Teaching Handbook

$40.00

This handbook includes detailed information on the history of co-teaching, what co-teaching is and is not, and why you would incorporate co-teaching into your student teaching program. In addition, the handbook provides achievement data comparing 3 types of classrooms:

  • a classroom co-taught with a teacher candidate and a cooperating teacher;
  • a classroom with one licensed teacher alone, and;
  • a classrooms using the traditional model of student teaching.

The handbook also includes training and activity ideas for c; strategies for co-planning and co-teaching; some obstacles to be aware of, along with related costs and resources you may need.

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Handbook Contents:

Chapter 1 | An Overview 1

  • Co-Teaching in Student Teaching 4
  • Traditional Student Teaching 4
  • Motivation to Change Teacher Preparation at SCSU 5
  • Our Definition of Co-Teaching in Student Teaching 6

Chapter 2 | Assessing Your Current Practice 9

  • Preparation 11
  • Introduction 12
  • Involvement 12
  • Relationship Building 12
  • Communication and Collaboration 13
  • Planning 13
  • Solo Versus Lead 14
  • Modeling and Coaching 15
  • Power Differential 15

Chapter 3 | Why Co-Teach? 17

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Candidate Placement 19
  • Maximizing Resources in the Classroom 19
  • Strengthening Teacher Preparation 22
  • Common Misperceptions About Co-Teaching 25

Chapter 4 | Data and Research Findings 27

  • Impact on Students 29
  • Impact on Teacher Candidates 41
  • Impact on Cooperating Teachers 45

Chapter 5 | Co-Teaching Essentials 49

  • Common Language and Strategies for Co-Teaching 51
  • Support, Procedures and Expectations for Co-Planning 53
  • Opportunities and Activities to Build Strong Relationships 54
  • Communication and Collaboration Skill Development 55
  • Role Sharing 57

Chapter 6 | Getting Started 61

  • Securing University/College Buy-In 64
  • Creating a Leadership Team 64
  • Cultivating Partner School District Buy-In 65
  • Establishing Communication Channels with Stakeholders 66

Chapter 7 | Putting It All Together 69

  • Co-Teaching Workshop 71
  • Pairs Workshop 76

Chapter 8 | Resources 83

  • Assessing Your Student Teaching Program 86
  • Co-Teaching in Student Teaching 88
  • School District Buy-In 89
  • University Buy-In 90
  • Communication With Stakeholders 91
  • Promoting Co-Teaching in Student Teaching 92
  • Creating Time for Planning 93
  • Co-Teaching Myths and Realities 94
  • Online Resources 96
  • Print Resources 98
  • Co-Teaching Workshop Essentials 100
  • Defining Triad Member Roles 102
  • Co-Teaching Strategies and Examples 104
  • Welcoming Your Teacher Candidate 105
  • Sharing Responsibility 106
  • Pairs Workshop Essentials 107
  • Relationship Building Activities 109
  • Value Cards 110
  • Communication is the Key 111
  • Pair Communication 112
  • Communication Cards 113
  • Collaboration Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT) 114
  • Teacher Actions During Co-Teaching 118
  • Planning Tips for Pairs 120
  • Co-Teaching Lesson Planning Sheet 121
  • Are We Co-Teachers? 122
  • Clinical Supervisor Conference Guide 124
  • Clinical Supervisor Observation Guide 126

References 128

Additional information

Weight 20 kg