"From my experience as am ICS special education teacher inside a middle school, the most difficult part about co-teaching is that sometimes you can be put in multiple placements all within one year, which makes it very difficult to meet and plan with…"
"I am both a social studies teacher and a special education teacher at the high school level. Most of my teaching preps are what we consider "self contained" classes meaning special education student enrollment only.
"I teach in a school that had integrated classrooms and self-contained. When the self-contained students are able to be integrated we slowly add them. The integrated classrooms consist of a general ed and special ed teacher. They take turns running…"
"@ Mary Rose
It looks like my last reply didn't go through;
I agreed how important discipline is inside and outside the classroom!
I was also wondering if you could share some of your "contingency plan"…"
"Hi, I'm a third grade teacher. I do a lot of co-teaching with the special education teacher supporting my class. At this time I've pretty much taken the lead, but the special ed teacher jumps in to assist and support with whole…"
"Hi! I am a fourth grade teacher. I agree with MaryRose about the co-teaching. We tried this in my classroom during the past school year with the special education teacher co-teaching with me. It was a great thought on paper, but didn't work out…"
Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like the kiddos you're teaching are the same I was working with for most of my career (16 yrs.with Soc/Emo/Beh/LD). It is very rewarding seeing the students improve and be able to spend more time…"
"Hello everyone! I teach in a self contained K-5 ED classroom. Some of my students are included for part of the day and others may be as little as an hour. We base the amount of time out of my class upon behavior. I have found that most all gen ed…"
Glad it helped!
Luckily I am able to control the class size an we generally have no more than 8 students in one group. For 2 year olds and under we have usually no more than four or five students per class. However we…"
Thank you for your lengthy and well thought out reply. I'm a special educator and have co-taught with a few different teachers. I agree knowing the content and developing trust with the gen ed teacher is imperative to making inclusion…"
I've listed some things that have worked for me. Hopefully they will work for you! I tend to forget about the things that don't work and only focus on the things that DO work but here is a short list also of…"
The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers are being transformed into mentors. Since the role of the educator is changed, everything else changes, too: the teaching methods, the testing and grading, the way we pay…See More