I had a pretty hard time relating to my students eight years ago, when I began teaching fifth-grade special education in a “self-contained” classroom in the East Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx. These students had a hard time relating not only to me but also to the academic content I attempted to teach them. This […]
Mark Anderson has spent seven years in the classroom as a special education teacher in the Bronx, ed in both self-contained and inclusive settings in both elementary and middle school. His writing on education has been published on sites such as Chalkbeat NY, Education Post, Core Knowledge Blog, and on his own site, Schools & Ecosystems.