Benefits of Co-Teaching in Secondary Mathematics Classes
The article is based on observations of real-life co-teaching programs, and includes recommendations from practitioners and researchers for what co-teaching could bring to many students.
Authors: Kathleen Magiera, Cynthia Smith, Naomi Zigmond, and Kelli Gebauer
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: TEACHING Exceptional Children

Building a Strong BASE of Support for All Students with Coplanning 
This article presents a unit-planning process and recordkeeping form that teachers have used successfully with ninth grade nontracked math classes. 
Authors: Becky Wilson Hawbaker, Megan Balong, Suzanne Buckwalter, and Sue Runyon 
Publication Date: 2001 
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children 

Co-Planning Meeting Agenda Template
This is a template for a planning session for co-teachers. An example of the Co-Planning Meeting Agenda with variations of co-teaching is provided.
Publisher: William & Mary School of Education

Co-Teaching and Team Teaching: Promising Opportunities for Supporting Novice Special Education Teachers Within the School Culture
This brief focuses on collaborative opportunities that can counteract the isolation of special education teachers and help teachers to work together on providing high-quality education for all students in the general classroom.
Publisher: National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development

Co-Teaching Beliefs to Support Inclusive Education: Survey of Relationships between General and Special Educators in Inclusive Classes
This study’s results suggest that Arizona general and special educators in co-teaching relationships hold more similar perceptions regarding belief and approaches to teaching and also personal characteristics needed for effect co-teaching relations than dissimilar.
Authors: Ida Malian and Erin McRae
Publication Date: Spring 2010
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Co-Teaching: An Illustration of the Complexity of Collaboration in Special Education
This journal article explores the complexities of collaboration and offers recommendations for practice as special education transitions from a dual system of education to a more blended educational practice.
Authors: Marilyn Friend, Lynne Cooke, Deanna Hurley-Chamberlain, and Cynthia Shamberger
Publication Date: July 2013
Publisher: Routledge 

Collaborating for Success: The Vital Role of Content Teachers in Developing Disciplinary Literacy with Students in Grades 6–12
This report discusses how content teachers and ELA teachers can plan to address literacy standards in their own disciplines within integrated instructional units.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: International Reading Association

Collaboration: Closing the Effective Teaching Gap
This policy brief offers a powerful perspective on teaching effectiveness and teacher collaboration with evidence showing that when teachers are given time and tools to collaborate with their peers, they're more likely to teach
effectively and more likely to remain in the high-needs schools that need them most.
Authors: Barnett Berry, Alesha Daughtrey, and Alan Wieder
Publication Date: December 2009
Publisher: Center for Teaching Quality

Common Planning: A Linchpin Practice in Transforming Secondary Schools
This report elaborates the promise and challenges of Common Planning and offer recommendations for stronger, more widespread implementation and rigorous study.
Authors: Nettie Legters, Dia Adams, and Patrice Williams
Publisher: Academy for Educational Development

Creating a Warm and Inclusive Classroom Environment: Planning for All Children to Feel Welcome
This article discusses how the classroom environment should do as much to foster cooperation and acceptance as the teaching methods that the teacher uses. Included is a number of methods to help teachers plan for and create a classroom that welcomes and supports all children.
Authors: Jessica L. Bucholz and Julie L. Sheffler
Publication Date: Spring 2009
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Dispelling the Myths of Inclusive Education
The purpose of this document is to share and dispel several common myths about inclusive education for students with disabilities.
Publication Date: Spring 2014
Publisher: TASH

Educating Students with Learning Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
This study looks at the need for educators to make placement decisions considering the resources available in their school, in addition to the skill level of the students they work with, in order to make proper decisions regarding least restrictive environment. Doing so puts the student at the center of educational planning rather than ideological belief.
Author: Jeremy Ford
Publication Date: Fall/Winter 2013
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Effective Co-Teaching Strategies 
This article explains, compares, and contrasts four collaborative teaching approaches that have proven to be successful for educators who work together in co-teaching partnerships to differentiate instruction. 
Author: Richard Villa
Publisher: K-12 Teachers Alliance

Effective Inclusion Practices
This report summarizes five practices essential in successful inclusive environments that benefit students with and without disabilities. These strategies include assessing the whole child, performance-based assessments, and use of visuals, specifically graphic organizers, and collaboration. 
Author: M. Alyssa Barnes
Publication Date: Spring 2009
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Effective Teaching Practices for Students in Inclusive Classrooms
This article provides tips for inclusive practices that will assist general education teachers in meeting the educational needs of their students with disabilities.
Author: Sue Land
Publication Date: November/December 2004
Publisher: William & Mary School of Education

Engaging Families at the Secondary Level: What Schools Can Do to Support Family Involvement
This article discusses more inclusive family-school involvement strategies at the middle and high school level that successfully support teenage academic achievement.
Authors: Chris Ferguson and Victor Rodriguez
Publication Date: July 2005
Publisher: National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools

Frequently Asked Questions About Inclusive Education
This document answers questions regarding inclusive practices in education.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Stetson & Associates, Inc.

General Education and Special Education Teachers Collaborate to Support English Language Learners
with Learning Disabilities

This article suggests collaboration between general and special education teachers and other specialists to work together to provide appropriate learning experiences and research-based strategies for ELLs with LD. 
Author: Huong Tran Nguyen
Publication Date: Spring 2012
Publishers: Issues in Teacher Education

Instructing Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Education Classroom
This chapter describes inclusion models and provides suggestions for effective practices for increasing learning for all students when student
s with high-incidence disabilities are included in the general education classroom.
Authors: Sharon Vaughn, Jeanne Shay Schumm, and James W. Forgan
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Maximizing the Impact of Teacher Collaboration
This article discusses structured professional collaboration that focuses on improved instruction benefiting both teachers and students. Five questions answer how teachers can keep their collaboration on track so that it contributes to the growth of a professional learning community in their school.
Publication Date: March 2007
Publisher: Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement

Teacher and Students' Perceptions of a Modified Inclusion Classroom Environment
This study examines how modifying one fourth grade inclusion classroom impacted teacher and students’ perceptions of their learning environment.
Authors: Elizabeth Kirby Fullerton and Caroline Guardino
Publication Date: Winter 2010
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

The Challenges of Inclusion and Collaboration: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers
Find out how administrators can help novice special education teachers address the challenges they face with inclusion, collaboration, and interactions with other adults.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development

The Effectiveness of the Co-Teaching Model: Literature Review
This report provides an overview of the literature surrounding co-teaching as a mode of instruction for children with and without disabilities and discusses best practices including research on its effectiveness.
Publication Date: March 2012
Publisher: Hanover Research

The Multiple Roles of School-Based Specialized Literacy Professionals
This research brief need for specialized literacy professionals to work collaboratively with students, teachers, school administrators, and community members to ensure achievement for all students.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: International Reading Association

The Parallel Co-Teaching Approach
This information explains the parallel co-teaching model and offers examples to illustrate how this model could work in elementary, middle-level, and high school classrooms as co-teachers conduct standards-based lessons.
Publisher: Sage Publications

The Supportive Co-Teaching Approach
This information explains the supportive co-teaching model and offers examples to illustrate how this model could work in elementary, middle-level, and high school classrooms as co-teachers conduct standards-based lessons.
Publisher: Sage Publications

Tips and Strategies for Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level 
Experienced co-teachers share practical ideas for preparing to co-teach at the secondary level and provide teacher-friendly strategies specifically geared to the secondary level for planning, instruction, and assessment. 
Authors: Wendy W. Murawski and Lisa Dieker 
Publication Date: 2004 
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

Understanding Coteaching Components 
This article describes the components of coteaching, gives examples of what the teacher interactions may resemble at each of the developmental stages of coteaching, and includes the Coteaching Rating Scale. 
Authors: Susan E. Gately and Frank J. Gately, Jr. 
Publication Date: 2001 
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children 

Using Co-Planning Time: Strategies for a Successful Co-Teaching Marriage
This article provides specific advice on how co-planning time can be effectively used to foster the necessary foundation for co-teaching success.
Authors: Lori Howard and Elizabeth A. Potts
Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

Vertical Teaming
This article explains how collaboration, cooperation, and communication of vertical teaming establish a coherent K-12 curriculum to help students navigate the transition between elementary, middle, and high school.
Author: Penny H. Kowal
Publication Date: August 2002
Publisher: National Middle School Association