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How Do I Teach “Those Kids?”

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Kids Swinging on a Sunny Day

My teaching certification is in secondary English, and my first teaching job was teaching middle school Language Arts. Any student at the school who was unable to conform to the behavioral or academic standards of the school without support was segregated into a combined class of students with IEPs or students who were English language…
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“Inclusion is a Feeling. Let That Marinate”: Three Educators Who Experienced Self-Contained Special Education on the Impact of Inclusion

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The Balance of Expanding and Transforming

The Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project (TCICP) hosted a day-long conference of workshops on inclusive education led by teachers and paraprofessionals, called Expanding Mindsets, Transforming Practices. TCICP kicked off the day with a powerful panel discussion featuring: Stephen Numme, special education STEM teacher at The Bronx School for Continuous Learners; Michelle Singleton, now the Director…
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An Open Letter to Teachers

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Writing a Letter to Teachers

Like most educators, I look forward to the renewed sense of hope and productivity that every September brings us. Students are bright-eyed and ready to learn, and teachers are well rested. Three weeks into the school year, classroom communities across the city, built with care and fortitude, are bursting with potential, love, and a new…
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