Category Archives: Begining of the Year

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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A Busy Summer 2016

We’re back, for a little while. It’s been a busy summer at ParaEducate. We just got our copies of the Brookes Publishing Company’s Inclusive Calendar for the 2016-2017 academic calendar right as July started. We are included in this calendar … Continue reading

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Responding to Behaviors

The beginning of the year is a bit of a three-week tornado. You’re getting used to the classes, the schedule, professional relationships, and the students. But now the routines have been established and the health plans have been distributed. Those … Continue reading

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Hover, Help, Halt, or How I Became Ok with the Flail

Before we get too far in this week’s blog post, we just want to thank Nicole Eredics of The Inclusive Class for hosting us this week with Adapting for Curriculum Demands. We appreciated the time she took to help get … 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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Scheduling Teams

The word “scheduling” is sometimes tainted with a bitter taste. And every year, it nearly needs to be scrapped because of changes that happen to numbers of students or student needs. And then there are personalities to consider of the … 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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Letters to ParaEducate #2

Our mailbag has been getting full again. We’ve found a couple here to help you out at the beginning of the school year. Dear ParaEducate, What should I be doing during class? I mean seriously…what am I doing in a … Continue reading

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What To Tell The New Paraeducator

I love the first of the year meeting. Looking across the tables and catching up on whatever we’ve been doing as individuals away from work, those minutes before the meetings get started, are very priceless. And then you meet the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Academic Year 2014-2015

Some of you have already actually started. You know bells, syllabi, and students. I can say I am a little fortunate: my academic year won’t start for another two weeks. While I’m writing the draft of this blog, I’m actually … Continue reading

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