A Handbook for Creating and Sustaining Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools (second edition)
by Dr. Marilyn Friend

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We have matched Dr. Friend's groundbreaking Co-Teaching Handbook with video clips from the Forum's extensive video archive. For training on the go, download the ebook to your tablet or computer.

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Enhanced ebook matches Dr. Friend's widely praised handbook with sixteen video clips from the programs she's produced with the Forum. Plus, we've made hyperlinks to the references and resources cited in the text. Co-Teaching comes alive on the page with this innovative new ebook. It's a winning combination for exemplar co-teaching PD for 21st Century schools.

Marilyn Friend’s Co-Teach! handbook is better than ever in its second edition. Designed specifically for teachers, it is the definitive source of co-teaching information, including key topics such as these:

  • Information on how co-teaching facilitates implementation of the Common Core State Standards
  • A contemporary and realistic approach to finding and effectively using common planning time
  • Applications of co-teaching as it relates to English language learners
  • Expanded examples of the classic 6 co-teaching approaches and new variations of them
  • Ideas for making sure that specially designed instruction, a required part of special education, is embedded in co-taught classes

Key updates on building strong partnerships, co-teaching research, and much, much more!

Who Should Read Co-Teach!

This is a handbook prepared specifically for teachers and administrators—at elementary, middle, and high schools—who are interested in finding out how to make their co-teaching programs be the best. It includes the best of recent research on co-teaching, but it is written and organized in a way to make it easy to read and immediately applicable to your situation. 

Why Educators Should Read Co-Teach!

Co-teaching is becoming more and more popular in schools as an option for educating students with disabilities. Most professionals have questions about these teacher partnerships. Have you ever wondered 

  • What exactly is co-teaching? 
  • What the role of the paraprofessional is in a co-taught class?
  • Why co-teaching is receiving so much attention in today’s schools?
  • What co-teaching looks like in practice?
  • How to address classroom matters such as the professional relationship, classroom management and student behavior, and differentiated instruction?
  • How professionals are addressing time for shared planning and scheduling?
  • How to develop and evaluate a co-teaching program? 
About Marilyn Friend:

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education teacher, special 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.

For the past several years, people have asked where practical information about co-teaching--from setting up and maintaining successful programs to establishing positive relationship in the classroom to resolving interpersonal and logistics difficulties—can be found. Co-Teach! A Manual for Creating and Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools 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.


Digital Cover /
© 2014 / $39.95 / 3.5-8.5MB

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Here is a sample linked video clip from chapter three. Dr. Friend discusses pedagogical prerequisite skills. Sixteen clips are linked for exclusive use in the Co-Teaching e-Handbook. It's pretty cool.

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