Category Archives: Begining of the Year

Settling in For the Marathon

Those initial days when you were trying to figure out how to deal with behaviors, social anxiety, and you’re perhaps making a dent in decision making for academic adaptations. It’s the pattern of enforcing preferred behaviors, modeling academics, keeping track … Continue reading

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“Wait, We Do Inclusion?”

It usually surprises Renay when she walks into an established district with a veteran teaching staff who have no clue that what they provide is an inclusive education for students with disabilities and who may also be learning a second … Continue reading

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Building Rapport And Moving to The Next Place in Student/Educator Relationships

Paraeducate, the blog, was moved to Friday because of a special event in Renay’s life that she swears she’ll tell you all about in October. As a part of our back to school series, we’re looking at the process of … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Don’t Break The Copy Machine

Renay wants to tell you first thing: the copy machine was already broken when she arrived in the copy room at 2:00pm exactly at the time when she was supposed to be checking out due for the pre-service day. So … Continue reading

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Ring Ring Goes the Bell

Whether that first bell has sounded for you or not, we’re back for the 2017-2018 academic school year. We hope your summer has been relaxing. We’ve been working away at plans all summer for this year’s blog. With that said, … Continue reading

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When does the training start?

For that new paraeducator, one might wonder when formal training begins. Especially since you were hired and then assigned a campus and then assigned a student or group of students and you’re really wondering what you’re doing. The good news: … 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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Better Go And Get Your Armor…

School started for Renay on Wednesday with the students arriving at 8:30 in the morning. Like the start of every year, and probably especially for those who are veterans, there are lingering memories of students who were just there only … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Students

Welcome Back! We are so very excited for the 2016-2017 academic school year blog for ParaEducate. As of a week ago, voting was open for a conference that ParaEducate, The Inclusive Class, and National Board on Full Inclusion, with Sheryll … Continue reading

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