Category Archives: parents

Seasons of Thanks

It might be hard to remember that feeling of gratitude that happened in May and June as all the kids perhaps drove by to get their diplomas, the way communities bonded and developed a new tradition to help build in … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Tips

Last Friday, Renay logged off the computer a little jittery, she blamed the late morning coffee run being off schedule, but there was something else going on. It had been three solid days of meetings and preparations for the first … Continue reading

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Little Talks

Renay has been working with teachers, service providers, and parents across the country and consulting about distance learning. She will be the first to tell you that she is hardly an expert about distance learning. While this seems to be … 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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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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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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ParaEducate: Expressions of PosAutivity #AutismPositivity2014– Originally Posted 4/30/2014

In May 2014, ParaEducate suffered an entire blog meltdown. As a result, we lost many of our former blog postings. We were lucky to recover this thanks to participating in the Autism Positivity 2014 Flash Blog. For the second year … Continue reading

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Coping Skills For When There Aren’t As Many

Renay had a bit of a hard week this week, losing a classmate from college to complications related to cancer. But Renay is also fortunate that she has friends who know how to help her talk about the great things … Continue reading

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Scheduling Pros and Cons

By this time of the year, it probably is a rescheduling time for some campuses. Sometimes it’s because there are newly identified students, students who may have moved in, students whose needs have changed, or maybe things were not working … Continue reading

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Meet The Parents

As a general rule, paraeducators in many districts are told not to say more to parents then a few basic pleasantries. But every now and then, either because the parent requests it or because of a special circumstance, a meeting … Continue reading

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