Bev Evans is very popular Special needs teacher in the UK who has shared over 500 free resources for teachers that she uses with her students. She has a child with special needs and is just a cool person. @tes_sen is her twitter handle. She is definitely one that special needs teachers want to follow.
Tons of interactive white board resources – FREE ONES from @Tesconnect – I'm sending all of these to our kindergarten teachers. Lots of great free stuff. TES is in the UK so sometimes the terms are different but great resources.
I've been getting dm's asking me to mention the controversies around David Colement and the common core curriculum standards. The concept that “informational text” is the only thing of value is being questioned. I think that the need for common core is there, but perhaps the standards themselves are at question.
I would challenge educators who disagree with the current common core standards to suggest alternatives. If you look at the major innovations in technology – it happened when a few interfaces were standardized. We do need common standards, I guess the question is if it should be common core or if common score should evolve.
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