Individuals who work in special education programs seem to have a passion for helping others and in creating environments that foster that desire. To that end, this list of the top 10 most influential special education professors represents just a handful of people with doctoral degrees who teach special education. They all currently strive to improve the quality of life for gifted and disabled people through their research and efforts. Their spheres of influence may be local, regional or national, but — in all cases — they exhibit a drive and joy in their research focuses and in their abilities to lead and teach others to do the same. [click to continue…]
One of the toughest things about teaching can be putting together lesson plans. The good news is that there is a great deal of technology that can help you be a more effective teacher. The Internet offers resources that provide you with helpful lesson plans and good information, as well as solid teaching tips.
However, you can go beyond surfing the Internet these days. The iPad is especially helpful for many teachers. There are a number of iPad apps designed to help teachers prepare for class. The iPad is portable, so it makes it simple to take with you wherever you go. Here are 20 iPad apps for teachers: [click to continue…]
Throughout the history of special education, over 4.5 million children were denied adequate schooling. But, over the years, many people — often disabled themselves — focused on education for people with disabilities. Some of these individuals broke barriers by fighting for their own educational experiences. The following list of 20 famous contributors to the special education field contains just a handful of all the individuals who have contributed to this effort. The following list is in chronological order, from the 16th century to current news. [click to continue…]