Asking students their thoughts about how co-teaching works is one way teachers evaluate the classroom team, educator Elizabeth Stein writes in this blog post. Stein asked her seventh-grade students in general education for their opinions and found that many viewed the special-education teacher as the "helping" teacher. "It is crucial for co-teachers to develop a professional instructional relationship. The way they interact in the classroom, and the way they interact with the students, shapes the way kids in the classroom think about what inclusion means," Stein writes.

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