Category Archives: paraeducators

The Balance of Behaviors

The end of the year is sort of a mixed time for many students. There are happy things that cause excitement and there are things that may cause anxiety or disruptive behaviors. Hopefully, you have stashed away a consistent behavior … Continue reading

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Rise

The countdown is on the board. And for some campuses, the days are under ten days left in the year, others are just under twenty. The unique things about the end of the year, students are getting the processes that … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

Tidbits of the End of the Year The end of the year is upon us. Ready or not, the calendar is coming to an end; the number of days of instruction is countable. Should you panic? Should you try and … Continue reading

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EdRev and Who Really Is Professional?

We went to EdRevSF this last weekend. Mostly to meet the awesome Amanda Morin of Understood.org. If you’ve never visited Understood, they are a great resource for folks who have children or students with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, or dysgraphia. … Continue reading

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Ways to Widen the Circle

We actually thought that a few weeks ago when we looked at the circle of influences that we needed to reach out, we might return to the topic and keep talking about ways that connecting to other education folks, even those … Continue reading

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No Really, It Doesn’t Need to Be All Done

In the flurry of projects that get hurled at students this time of year, it’s a good reminder: it’s just school and it doesn’t need to get all done. For years we’ve discussed modifying curriculum and adaptations. But what if … Continue reading

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Widening the Circle

Last week, we took advantage of our week off to have meetings with folks from all over the globe. Two things are still in progress, but one of the conversations we had had us go speak to a professor we … Continue reading

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Where To Put Your Worries

It goes without saying, special education is unlike a lot of jobs. There’s a lot of moving pieces and not all the moving pieces move at the same rates in the same direction. And the student you just saw happy … Continue reading

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The Spring Time Slide

It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who noticed that spring time shifts thoughts. And in school, no matter how many of inches of snow or sleet stand between students and the outside, spring changes the tenor of campus. It’s not just … Continue reading

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The Value of Time

Two weeks ago, Renay took a gamble on something in her personal life and wrote up a personal statement and submitted it to a committee for evaluation. She figured in the end, the worse the committee would say would be, … Continue reading

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