I was recently honored to have the opportunity to speak with veteran educator Jeffrey Benson. In the first half of this two-part interview, Mr. Benson discusses his expertise with regard to special education and his new book Hanging n: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most. He also provides advice for newer administrators. Stay tuned for the follow-up episode in two weeks in which Jeffrey talks about his thoughts regarding mentorship, educational technology, and his consulting work. He also provides book recommendations for other educational leaders.