Category Archives: paraeducators

How Far I [Should] Go

Renay is technically on spring break, however, ParaEducate is not. The question we keep getting is what should a paraeducator do on digital learning? For distance learning, every platform is different, and then there is the question of equity. While … Continue reading

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From A Distance

Renay was really wrapped up last week with last-minute meetings. Like many other public school campuses across the country, Renay’s campus is becoming a distance learning model for the time being. There are a few things that have happened in … Continue reading

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Will You Sit Beside Me…

Renay has been on repeated conference calls last week through the weekend. Not just about work, and not all about ParaEducate either. First of all, we got on a bit of a major project. We’re trying to help a rather … Continue reading

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Education, Law, and Other Things

When Renay got word on Friday that her district was closing, there were still a lot of questions, but here we are on Monday, running a blog post. Firstly, we hope you and your family are safe. Above all else. … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Before we get too far into this week’s topics, we would like to thank everyone who celebrated with us online for our first eight (two) years. It truly is something we are very proud to have accomplished. We have a … Continue reading

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Eight. (Two).

If you were wondering where we went on Monday, we saved it up for today. Today is a celebration at the ParaEducate office. It’s our eight-year since we’ve officially printed ParaEducate. So of course, we needed to wander down the … Continue reading

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Strategies You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know

Renay was out with her godsons last week. There are a lot of them. Please don’t ask us which ones. But a few of the young men have disabilities. There comes a point in every meeting when one of the … Continue reading

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In The Middle

The middle months of the school year can lull one into a false sense of complacency. And then suddenly there are a series of behaviors you haven’t seen since September. And you will have to repeat all the systems you … Continue reading

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Making Connections

February is a packed month in ParaEducate. There are a lot of things that need our attention at this time of year. Renay just came by with a sticky note of a list of things, but we were not up … Continue reading

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Just A Little Bit…

We are being a little bit gentler over at ParaEducate. Renay has been re-learning how to support a campus with death. It was not one but two deaths—a former co-worker and in a separate, unrelated loss, the son of a … Continue reading

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