Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools

Making the Co-Teaching Marriage Work!

by Wendy Murawski

Say “I do!” to greater learning success for students at all levels!

Based on the author’s extensive experience, this lighthearted, highly practical, and teacher-friendly resource uses the metaphor of marriage to help general education teachers and special service providers successfully set up, conduct, and maintain co-teaching partnerships. Chapters include: 

  • Field-tested instructional and behavioral strategies
  • Case studies and scenarios of co-teachers in action 
  • Self-assessments to determine teachers’ readiness for the next step
  • Information on the administrator’s role and how to communicate with parents
  • Numerous reproducibles, helpful Web sites, and a list of teacher resources

  • SAGE Publications; December 2009
  • ISBN: 9781452208763
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools
  • Author: Wendy Murawski (ed.)
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

"I particularly love the analogy of a marriage and relationship that is woven throughout the book. While it is cute, it also works as a metaphor for co-teaching at all levels. The possibly unfamiliar process of getting to know each other, deciding to co-teach, making it work, and possibly having to end the co-teaching relationship all become easier to understand using the metaphors of dating, engagement, and counseling."