Resource handbook table of contents

Working together to help all your students find success
About the Resource Handbook:
Specifically designed for general education teachers, special education teachers
and other specialists who currently co-teach or who plan to co-teach as part of their
school’s inclusion practice.
The handbook’s 120+ pages include:
Discover ways in which co-teaching can be included in a teacher’s hectic schedule
Avoid the potential pitfalls that may occur with co-teachers who have different
philosophies, backgrounds, or who are in an “arranged marriage”
Learn techniques to utilize the strengths of both professional educators in the classrooms
Identify methods of collaboratively modifying instruction, assessment, and standards so
that all students can be successful
Use research-based strategies and teaching techniques that can increase the effectiveness
and outcomes of an inclusive program
Learn the Guidelines for the “Do’s and Don’ts of Co-teaching”
About the Author:
DR. WENDY MURAWSKI is an experienced co-teacher and an accomplished
presenter. Wendy had a successful co-teaching experience in her first year of teaching and she
has been an advocate ever since. She is often requested to speak at schools, districts,
conferences, and training seminars about her classroom experiences and her research in the area
of co-teaching. Dr. Murawski’s current teaching placement is at California State University,
Northridge, where she is an Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator in the Department of
Special Education and the Chair of the Mild-Moderate Disabilities Specialization. She has
published numerous articles in the area of co-teaching, collaboration, and teacher training, to
include “Tips and Strategies for Co-teaching at the Secondary Level.” In 2004, Dr. Murawski
won the Early Careers Publication Award from the Division of Research of the Council for
Exceptional Children for her research article entitled “A meta-analysis of co-teaching research:
Where are the data?” In addition to her teaching and publication activities, Dr. Murawski serves
as the Director of Research for the CHIME Institute, an institute devoted to the inclusion of
individuals with disabilities. She was also the recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Educator
Award for California in 2004. Dr. Murawski and all of the 2 Teach staff use humor, research,
and personal experiences to ensure that all of their seminars are teacher-friendly and provide
“use-tomorrow” practical strategies!
 Murawski, 2005, 2006, 2007
Working together to help all your students find success
Strategies for a “Typical” Co-taught Day
Inclusion and the Secondary School
Philosophy; Progression; Goals & Benefits
Clarifying Co-Teaching
Clarifying Terminology; Definitions, Key Components & Benefits of Collaboration;
Definitions, Key Components, Benefits & Barriers of Co-Teaching
Co-Teaching Approaches
One Teach, One Support; Parallel Teaching; Station Teaching;
Alternative Teaching; Team Teaching
Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Teaching
Most Common Mistakes of Co-Teachers
Dynamic Team-Building
Strategies for Rapport-Building; S.H.A.R.E. worksheet; Ensuring Parity
Example Schedules; Monitoring Documentation; Student Profiles
Effective Communication Strategies
Communication; Defining Roles; Communicating with Difficult Personalities;
Definition and Rationale for Co-planning; Finding Time to Co-Plan;
Examples of Co-planning Lessons
Differentiating Instruction
Addressing a Continuum; Addressing Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligences;
Strategies for Reading & Writing, School Success Skills & Classroom Management
Ensuring Heterogeneity & Randomization; Modifications and Accommodations;
Creative Strategies, Lesson & Project Ideas
Reaping the Benefits; Grading Options; Strategies for Assessment By Standards
 Murawski, 2005, 2006, 2007