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Co-Teach!: A Handbook for Creating and Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools
Professionals across the U.S. and around the world are realizing that co-teaching can be an extraordinarily effective way to ensure students meet the rigorous achievement demands of 21st century schooling while simultaneously addressing their specialized learning needs.

Co-Teach! A Manual for Creating and Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools, 2nd Edition is designed to address your questions about co-teaching, whether you are just anticipating co-teaching, are a novice co-teacher, or are a veteran co-teacher.

How should instruction in co-taught classes be different from instruction in solo taught classes, especially in the context of the Common Core State Standards?
What does effective co-teaching look like? How do experienced co-teachers add variety and effectiveness to their co-teaching?
What are some of the secrets co-teachers use to develop strong professional relationships?
Are there any solutions at all to the dilemma of co-teachers not having and unlikely to get shared planning time?
How is co-teaching implemented by ESL teachers as well as other professionals, in addition to special educators?
What does the research say about the effectiveness of co-teaching?
What are the critical characteristics that define co-teaching and distinguish it from other instructional options?
What are the issues and concerns that co-teachers are more likely to face?
Co-Teach! is crammed with up-to-date information presented in a friendly manner meant to lead you and your colleagues to thoughtful analysis, lively discussions and critical decision-making. It is written specifically for teachers and other professionals at elementary, middle school and high school levels who plan to co-teach or who are ready to take their practices to the next level. Co-Teach! is a great resource for book study, professional learning communities and other professional developmental activities.

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education teacher, specia education teacher, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is currently Chairperson and Professor of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she teaches coursework on inclusive practices and collaboration among service providers. She also currently is serving on the Board of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally (more than 1000 presentations and projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia) as they collaborate to educate their students, assisting them to form productive and efficient work teams, to learn the best ways to manage awkward or adversarial conversations, and to communicate effectively with parents.
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