February 13: EDU 6364 Classroom Tips

Over the past few weeks I have been reflecting on co-teaching strategies; specifically how to most effectively co-teach no matter what the strategy or who the co-teaching team is made up of. Through my research, I have found that there are 5 tenets for effective co-teaching: communication, co-planning, conflict resolution, instructional delivery, and assessment. I hope that these tenets will be helpful for student teachers co-teaching with their mentors as well as current teachers in co-teaching postitions or innovative learning environments. My findings can be viewed by clicking the link below.

5 Tenets for Effective Co-Teaching


Heck, T. W., Bacharach, N., & Dahlberg, K. (2008). Co-teaching: enhancing the student teaching experience. Eighth Annual IBER & TLC Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from http://www.stcloudstate.edu/soe/coteaching/documents/clute_oct_08.pdf

Brown, N. B., Howerter, C. S., & Morgan, J. J. (2013). Tools and strategies for making co-teaching work. Internvetion in School and Clinic, 49(2), 84-91. doi: 10. 1177/1053451213493174

Beninghof, A. (2015) To clone or not to clone? Educational Leadership Co-teaching: Making it Work, 73(4), 10-15

Murdock, L., Finneran, D., & Theve, K. (December 2015/January 2016) Co-teaching to reach every learner. Educational Leadership Co-teaching: Making it Work, 73(4), 42-47

Heck, T. W. & Bacharach, N. (December 2015/January 2016) A better model for student teaching. Educational Leadership Co-teaching: Making it Work, 73(4), 24-29

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