You may be asking what does this hashtag stand for, well I have answers for you!
It stands for Students with Disabilities Math Chat. It is the twitter chat for teachers, parents, and advocates for students with disabilities. Everyone is welcome, even if you are not a “special ed teacher.” The next #SwDMathChat will be October 22nd at 9pm Eastern.
The next question you may be asking is, “Didn’t we already have a special ed math chat called something like spedmath?” Again, I am here with answers!
Yes, last year the twitter math chat for special education was called #spedmath, but as advocates for students with disabilities using this negative nomenclature was not the vibe we wanted to set, especially in the disability rights movement. So in order to align with the accepted vocabulary of the disability rights movement, we have moved to the more person or identity first hashtag, #SwDMathChat.
Here is a handy cheat sheet for keeping your own terminology more person or identity first!
written by Andrew Gael, @bkdidact