SPD 310 Topic 4 Discussions GCU
SPD 310 Topic 4 DQ 1
What do you think are your personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to co-teaching? How do you plan to use your strengths to facilitate effective co-teaching in future practice? How will you develop your identified weaknesses?
SPD 310 Topic 4 DQ 2
Consider the following scenario: You, the special education teacher, have just been assigned to work with Mrs. Krum next fall to co-teach the eighth grade science classes. Mrs. Krum has been teaching for 18 years and is loved by her students as well as her colleagues. However, she has let you know she is hesitant about giving up control in her classroom, particularly to someone with so little experience.
Create a list of talking points to discuss with Mrs. Krum the first time you sit down to plan with her. What do you feel is important to discuss? Why? What communication strategies might make the conversation smoother? Justify your responses using support from the readings.