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About paraeducate

ParaEducate is a company run to help reach out to paraeducators or paraprofessionals in public K-12 schools, giving advice, talking about publications that ParaEducate produces, and other useful information regarding working in public school settings.

Where Did You Go?

Admittedly things were a bit unusual yesterday at ParaEducate. Renay was back dealing with a hybrid schedule with students and well, Monday got eaten up. So we post on a Tuesday. To give you a little perspective of how quickly … Continue reading

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Move Mountains: Work a Miracle

If you haven’t been back on campus, most campuses are in progress of transitioning back to in person or a variation of in person. And for those of you who have been off campus since last March: this is a … Continue reading

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Closer To Where We Started

Renay is filing away taxes for the businesses, writing partial drafts of multiple blog posts, checking an update on some book drafts, and making an outline of material for upcoming discussions. But in the back of her mind, she’s thinking … Continue reading

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CalTASH 2021 Wrap Up

While separated in our own bubbles of distance, Cal-TASH 2021, one of our favorite conferences, happened this past weekend. The platform was new to most of us who were presenting, and offered some connections in similar ways to the complexities … Continue reading

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There aren’t a lot of things we can say. To be fair, when we started ParaEducate in 2012, we didn’t look too much further than the book we had written. We had no plans for updates. We had no plans … Continue reading

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Islands and Connections

Renay has had a unique professional trajectory. She never really had to work hard to make the roads of connection to help many general education teachers and special education teachers work together. Certainly, there were professional connections that had to … Continue reading

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Worth Fighting For

This last week, Renay had gotten into some more curriculum. Not necessarily a new book on the horizon yet, though she has said she is preparing a new publication for Inclusion From Square One. It’s been way too long and … Continue reading

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Five Hundred Miles …

One of our favorite things about February are the number of holidays that happen in February. But it is an amazingly packed month of just events that happen. It does seem endless and adding to the fact that February is … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fire

Renay has been setting up virtual cooking with some of her students this week. Previously, whenever Renay was assigned to Foods or Health classes, Renay never really got into helping the student unless they were really in the kitchen. And … Continue reading

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Migrating Back To School

Renay is dealing with work trying to talk to folks about the successes and concerns of Hybrid education. And the wait while decisions are being made can be irritating to down right frightening for some students. Part of the reason: … Continue reading

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