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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.


Spring brings change and hope. Spring also brings allergies, more conversations about school appropriate relationships between students, and potentially for some students, moving on to the next campus. What Is Waiting On the Other Side? By now the next campus … Continue reading

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The Road to the End (of the Year)

We’re back! You might have thought we were taking a vacation. But that’s not what spring break really gives us a chance to do. First, we released two new items on our Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Because both of these … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Spring Break

While we don’t have a lot of words for today, we’re trying to play catch up with a lot of things that need our attention, we thought we’d distract you with a moment of calm before that second before the … Continue reading

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A Seat at the Table

We have often eluded to this phrase ‘a seat at the table’ in our presentations. But today, we really did experience what this means. We had the chance to be held accountable with other general education teachers in a meeting … Continue reading

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You’re Going To Be Okay Anyway

For the past week, we’ve been working on a series of things to release and the graphics are nearly ready. These new items will hopefully be very useful to some folks very shortly. Early samples were really very useful. And … Continue reading

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We have recovered from the constant packing and unpacking involved with travel. The office of ParaEducate almost looks ready to go as we’re considering materials for publication this summer. We’ve been corresponding with a variety of folks online and offline … Continue reading

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Morale Boosters

The suitcase is packed, the gear is ready, presentation all planned out. We’re heading out the door to Cal TASH 2019 today. We can’t wait the things we can potentially learn over the next forty-eight hours sends a bit of … Continue reading

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What Are They Getting Out of It?

We want all our parents advocates who follow our blog to take a minute before they send us an onslaught of comments. This isn’t the blog post where we talk about limitations of students with disabilities. Or the argument some … Continue reading

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Before we get to the bulk of what we want to talk about today, we really need to recap the amazing time we had at AZTASH last week. While we were on the road, it is hard to appreciate the … Continue reading

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Things You Might Want to Know From the Road

Renay will not mince words: writing the blog on the go is not her favorite activity while traveling for a conference. After all there are a lot of things to think about: audience demographics, presentation time, presentation type, how to … Continue reading

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