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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.

Hard. Good. Essential

It probably should not be a surprise that Renay was riveted to the television, like generations before her for the moon landing, for the Challenger Explosion, September 11th. And now, a presidential election that has broken a glass ceiling– a … Continue reading

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Traditions

It is the beginning of November and weeks and days are pretty much blending together. Grades are showing up for most students by this point or they are about to. And in the world of technology that now dominates the … Continue reading

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Right From The Top

We had waffled about our topic this week. Probably a symptom of our mid-October doldrums, but we were mindlessly scrolling through social media when we came across a title of an article about administrators and their relationship with teachers. And … Continue reading

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Turn This Thing Around

Grades have come out for some students or are about to for others, depending on their age. But here we have a chance to look at what the students are doing (or not doing). And again, every year we sit … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Talk Of Other Things…

We thought we’d start addressing hybrid learning this week. We know many schools are beginning to start their process of preparing hybrid learning if they aren’t already there. However, we got a concern that came across Renay’s desk. The concern … Continue reading

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October Is Hard. October Distance Learning is Harder.

Renay admitted this week, she is a little sick of hearing her coworkers ask when we will ‘return’. But this got us thinking. This last week had not gone according to anyone’s plan. First there was an internet provider outage. … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blog Post

For a few years now we’ve wanted to do a historical perspective of special education. And for a few years now, we’ve started but then things get murky with the time line or we get super busy, or things happen … Continue reading

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I’d Do Anything…

Renay spent this week looking at the sky. If you don’t know, the sky in much of California is either dayglow orange or yellow soot grey. Neither is healthy right now. Renay has been nearly trapped inside working on work … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Tips

Last Friday, Renay logged off the computer a little jittery, she blamed the late morning coffee run being off schedule, but there was something else going on. It had been three solid days of meetings and preparations for the first … Continue reading

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Running Silent

We really have been caught up this week in the frenzy that has been sending our book to the publisher. The long-awaited The Odyssey in Stick Figures has been finally sent over and we are waiting for a few green … Continue reading

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