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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.

Around Thoughts About Compromise

Compromise is usually seen as a process between two adults. Compromise between an adult and a student in an education setting has some complications. This week, Renay had a few compromises with students. Which made us wonder, how do paraeducators … Continue reading

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Laugh. Educate.

When the week has been hard because all the students can think about is a day off, you can feel like you are just counting the minutes along with the students. But there are some moments of clarity. Renay has … Continue reading

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The Conversations You Need Have Ready

The whole week blinked by in a few minutes for us. In fact, we did miss our posting date, but we had some other things needing our attention this week, the cobwebs in the office were decorations, and there were … Continue reading

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Copy, Paste, Repeat

Renay is off in a corner making up a math project that she thinks may work for something she will share soon. But how busy she has been has made us appreciate something more this week. There are many things … Continue reading

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Eye To Eye

Renay was in a full-on sprint this week getting through the week with several projects and when she came in today to discuss our weekly blog, there were two things on her mind: one on one paraeducators and the speed … Continue reading

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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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