Category Archives: Disabilities

We Know The Way (To End A Year)

  It’s been an incredible year for ParaEducate and we love sharing our year with you. Our yearly blog started on August 18, 2016. We addressed students in a letter We looked at staff and asked them to stand hard … Continue reading

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The Balance of Behaviors

The end of the year is sort of a mixed time for many students. There are happy things that cause excitement and there are things that may cause anxiety or disruptive behaviors. Hopefully, you have stashed away a consistent behavior … Continue reading

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Rise

The countdown is on the board. And for some campuses, the days are under ten days left in the year, others are just under twenty. The unique things about the end of the year, students are getting the processes that … Continue reading

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No Really, It Doesn’t Need to Be All Done

In the flurry of projects that get hurled at students this time of year, it’s a good reminder: it’s just school and it doesn’t need to get all done. For years we’ve discussed modifying curriculum and adaptations. But what if … Continue reading

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Widening the Circle

Last week, we took advantage of our week off to have meetings with folks from all over the globe. Two things are still in progress, but one of the conversations we had had us go speak to a professor we … Continue reading

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The Spring Time Slide

It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who noticed that spring time shifts thoughts. And in school, no matter how many of inches of snow or sleet stand between students and the outside, spring changes the tenor of campus. It’s not just … Continue reading

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The Value of Time

Two weeks ago, Renay took a gamble on something in her personal life and wrote up a personal statement and submitted it to a committee for evaluation. She figured in the end, the worse the committee would say would be, … Continue reading

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Five.

Renay has been thinking about next week a lot. February 28th is a birthday of sorts for ParaEducate. It’s been five years since the book ParaEducate went live and was available for purchase. To date: it is still our number … Continue reading

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Repost– 21 Things That Make A Good Paraeducator from Jan. 2014

In May 2014, our blog suffered a major melt down, and as a result, we lost almost all our original posts dating back to the blog’s inception since 2013. Sometimes, we get lucky and we find an older post in … Continue reading

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Social Situations

This week, Renay was out and about recovering from a hard two weeks introducing the new semester. The winter weather in California in waves of bitter cold and rain have not exactly been helpful either. But what has happened because … Continue reading

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