Category Archives: Classroom

Politics (and a Little Bit of Religion)

The adage is “to not talk about politics and religion in the workplace”. What they forgot to say, unless you work in a school. And especially when discussing classes of History and US Government. While ParaEducate is not going to … Continue reading

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The Incomplete Story

As a title, we’ve been working on this blog post for something close to two years. We thought this was mostly an academic problem and it’s an academic and a communication problem. And nothing turned our eyes more than today. … Continue reading

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An Announcement and A Little Entertainment

Before we forget, it’s officially past October 19 so we can share now that ParaEducate will be at SXSWedu this March 2017, in Austin, Texas. More specifics are coming soon, but know that ParaEducate will be presenting with Nicole Eredics … Continue reading

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Another 8 Hours

A few years ago, we followed Casey and her schedule and looked at what a paraeducator might encounter. Today, we have “Todd’s” Schedule. Todd is a paraeducator who has worked for five years at the middle school and the high … Continue reading

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With Your Head on a Swivel

The academic year is in full swing now. There’s no denying that routines have been established. And yet, due to a variety of reasons, mostly stemming from a student’s collection of disabilities, the routines still seem to be a puzzle. … Continue reading

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Overreliance?

ParaEducate pretty much lives on Facebook. Other social media outlets do have our attention, but not quite as much as Facebook. And sometimes, the ads that are sent to us are rather startling. The most recent one was an ad … Continue reading

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The Things That Excite Us

It’s still the beginning of the year; some of the last schools have just started this week. It doesn’t matter though; we’ve seen a lot of things already that excite us on different campuses. The student who everyone wants to … Continue reading

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End of the Year Wrap Up

We dragged our feet on finishing this blog post. It’s our last one for the 2015-2016 academic year. It’s reliably warm outside on the West Coast. Even the cold snap we had parts of last week haven’t dampened the students’ … Continue reading

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The Commodity of Time

Yet again, thanks to years of practice with not only content, but familiarity with the curriculum, Renay was able to turn a lesson plan that was given at the start of class for students who are working below grade level. … Continue reading

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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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