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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.

On The Horizon

It’s been a week here at ParaEducate. We’re lucky in our section of California: we didn’t lose power. But that doesn’t mean the weather hasn’t played with the attention of all the things we’ve needed to accomplish. The weather has … Continue reading

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Teaching With Training Wheels

Renay was out doing data sheets this week, her life seems to have returned to the world of data. She was working on some data from a student teacher, trying to wrangle the instructions and provide the students she supported … Continue reading

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By the Month

Things have finally settled into a routine. There are a lot of bolts that need tightening as September leaves all those early days as a far memory. Approaching October things to remember that behaviors to encourage include asking for help … Continue reading

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Two Roads…

We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Renay’s least favorite poem is Robert Frost’s poem, “Two Roads Diverged…” However, she worked past that disdain for this week. “I don’t have a disability.” Whether it comes in a … Continue reading

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What To Do vs. How To Do It

We were going to leave last week’s post in the dust and move on, but then Renay had a week talking about sub[statute] binders. We talked about sub binders in our book in detail but we also talk about it … Continue reading

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Juggling Backwards

A friend of Renay’s posted a song about partner dancing. This reminded her of the old question about dancing– who was better Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire. To which the answer is generally subjective, but then the most ardent arguers … Continue reading

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Trailing Off Some Quick Thoughts

Interrupted… We just have to say a really nice interaction with a local police department. Renay’s car was subjected to theft last week and while ultimately: she knows she’s never going to get her gear back, the officers that responded … Continue reading

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Opening the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Returning From Summer We are honored to be back. But we need to let our regular readers know that ParaEducate is undergoing some structural changes. We are going to post on Thursdays we know, but after the Beginning of the … Continue reading

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Not the Summer We Had Planned

We want to say first of all, it was not a bad summer on our part. It was just the type of summer that got away from us. We are in progress to publish. We suspect that we will announce … Continue reading

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Counting Stars

We know some districts are now officially done for the school year. Renay says she envies you just a bit. There is a sense of relief with the end of the academic school year, as things aren’t winding down, they … Continue reading

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