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  Case: What co-teaching?
Mary's Sp.Ed. co-teacher never makes modifications for her language arts students when that period comes to her. Mary has been to the Sp.Ed. co-teacher to specifically ask for help for making modifications for her special needs students. When emailing the Sp.Ed. co-teacher the lesson plan for the upcoming week, Mary specifically asked the co-teacher what days she would like to teach. Instead of helping Mary out with the "co-teaching" and modifications, the Sp.Ed. co-teacher only points out mistakes that Mary has made on the lesson plan. When the co-teacher has been in Mary's room, she offers no help with the teaching for instruction and only helps one particular group during differentiated group activities. Mary has been to her administrator and the Sp.Ed. director about the Sp.Ed. co-teacher, and they suggested meeting with the co-teacher on a weekly basis to set up who would teach what and when. Since the Sp.Ed. co-teacher has not made any efforts to help Mary, what suggestions do you offer Mary to try to get the two teachers on the same page in sharing teaching responsibilities?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
I would also ask for an observation. It may be good to have an outside opinion of what is actually happening in the classroom when co-teaching is suppose to occur. Subsequent to the observation, the parties can meet to discuss both the strengths and areas of improvement in the classroom.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I feel this would help get a better understanding.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 2:27 am
Rated By: Haley Haines
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 3:26 am
Rated By: SegaHu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree and would do this myself.
Rated On: October 21, 2014 11:00 pm
Rated By: yVuLyR
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Excellent idea, always have a second opinion.
Rated On: October 23, 2014 7:57 pm
Rated By: Amanda Smith
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This solution is helpful and can lead to more regular planning meetings
Rated On: October 25, 2014 5:32 pm
Rated By: VeHyge
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: an observer would help, I believe if the co-teacher is not helping regularly it will show during an observation.
Rated On: February 17, 2015 5:54 pm
Rated By: ehaZeb
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would do something along these lines. Still trying to reach out to the other teacher to improved the teaching shows that you are still interested in working as a team. Also having a third party observe the situation could address the problems you and possibly the Sp.Ed are having.
Rated On: February 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Rated By: tuWyDe
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: i agree with this solution.
Rated On: February 26, 2015 3:03 am
Rated By: eSaPaz
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree completely!
Rated On: February 27, 2015 2:33 am
Rated By: Rezaty
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Asking for an observation is a good idea.
Rated On: February 28, 2015 3:20 am
Rated By: LeqeHe
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is something to think about as a future teacher.
Rated On: February 28, 2015 7:22 pm
Rated By: Sonya Brock
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: A third party is always such a good idea in situations such as these.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 4:02 am
Rated By: Qebysu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: great idea
Rated On: March 1, 2015 7:24 pm
Rated By: gumeje
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree with this solution. If Mary has already tried reaching out to the co-teacher and she still is not offering help, then it is time to get others involved in order to correct the problem.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 11:27 pm
Rated By: Hannah Poore
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: good idea
Rated On: March 2, 2015 1:56 am
Rated By: eLuLeD
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is a great solution.
Rated On: March 11, 2015 7:27 pm
Rated By: RuReja
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree
Rated On: July 10, 2017 1:06 am
Rated By: eRahyR
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: good solution
Rated On: October 9, 2017 1:28 am
Rated By: uhuQyM