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Co-teaching Models Respectful Collaboration and Debate for Students
By Susan Fitzell

Back in 2003, I was working in classrooms coaching co-teachers at a high school in a tough part of town. I walked into this one room with nothing more than a list of room numbers and teacher names. I didn’t know which teacher was the special education teacher or which one was the English teacher. I had been warned by the administration that it was a very apathetic group of students in that particular class.

There were two teachers in the front of the room, and I couldn’t tell who was who because they were both up front leading a lively discussion about a piece of literature the class was reading.

All the students were engaged. What really struck me was people were disagreeing with each other; including the two teachers. They were discussing the author’s intent; debating his motivation, characterization, and purpose. The two teachers took opposing views. Students were passionately sharing their perspectives. I was enthralled. This is apathy? No! It’s prodigious....

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.13 No.9 Oct/Nov 2016
Cover Story by Susan Fitzell
Co-teaching Models Respectful Collaboration and Debate for Students
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