Category Archives: Adminstrators

Reflection of Cal-TASH 2016

This week we look at Cal-TASH 2016. Sacramento is in ParaEducate’s backyard. So there wasn’t any question of Renay skipping out on this year’s Cal-TASH. For those of you who don’t know: Sacramento is the state capital of California. This … Continue reading

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Four. (or One?)

While the main office for ParaEducate looks like a mess of papers and luggage right now, we are preparing for a major event. Interestingly: not Cal-TASH, although that is very important to us. ParaEducate was launched on a leap year. … Continue reading

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It’s All About Trust

At some point, this week, Renay lifted her head from helping a student and then looked around and realized that her co-workers were barely holding it together at this time of year. There are all sorts of pressures: family, academic, … Continue reading

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The Peace After the Chaos

It is a truth in education: things go wrong. After all, you have at least thirty different cogs making a machine of a classroom run. And each of those cogs are likely to follow their own interpretation of the instructions. … Continue reading

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Conferences Abound

Last week we were off for the U.S. Holiday, Thanksgiving. Renay was recently reminded of posts from two years ago of ParaEducate’s first step into National conventions. So, yesterday opened the annual TASH Conference. ParaEducate was last there at national … Continue reading

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Tips for New Teachers Working with Veteran Paraeducators [Guest Blogger: Nicole Eredics, The Inclusive Class]

Renay is off on a quick trip this week for family and Nicole Eredics of the Inclusive Class was awesome and agreed to write in for her instead. We are so very honored that she was able to join us … Continue reading

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The Potpourri of ParaEducate

Perhaps the most unique aspect of paraeducating and running everything ParaEducate for Renay is the medley of work that sprinkles its way into daily life. At the top of the list is something we’ve talked about for a few weeks … Continue reading

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That First Bell

There is probably no other sound on earth like it. The first bell of the first day of school. And it doesn’t matter what grade or how many years a staff member works with the district, but that bell is … Continue reading

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Assembling the Team

We’re back! Renay says this rather bitter sweetly. Being back is so very exciting and yet, it’s the end of something. But, like the lesson of a very popular movie this summer, you can’t have good stuff without a little … Continue reading

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You Made It!

You made it. It bears repeating as a phrase right at this very minute. Maybe your one hundred eighty days are through. Maybe you still have 10 more days. Maybe your students are about to explode out of their seats … Continue reading

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