Category Archives: Modifications

Beyond “Stop and Stare”

Renay was having a private conversation with a parent she knows. “Twelve hours ago, it was an arm’s reach away personal and now it’s at my front door.” Twelve hours ago seems like a lifetime away. Twelve hours ago, Renay … Continue reading

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Process of Modifying or Adapting a Test

If you haven’t had a test by now in a general education class, we kinda wish we were you honestly. Tests happen. They are a fact of school. Whether they’re called ‘assessments’, ‘quizzes’, or something else to decrease stress, it’s … 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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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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On Resolutions

ParaEducate is back for 2017! We are so very excited to connect with all the New Years in the past for ParaEducate have looked at things we would want to accomplish in the new year as advocates for paraeducators and … Continue reading

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As the Holiday Season Approaches

For some of you, tomorrow is your last day of work for 2016. When you return, you will be back in the classroom for 2017. But this is also the second most candy oriented event in schools, and there are … Continue reading

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What Does 2016 Have In Store?

The New [calendar] Year has started, and it’s been busy days as we’ve returned to work. But 2016 is more than just moving into another grading period and approaching the bunches of Mondays off that happens every year. We’re really … Continue reading

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Pulling Together Maps

For a few yeas now, ParaEducate has been working on extras, the things that paraprofessionals or paraeducators actually may be doing, probably without formal training or guidance. Renay puts a lot of credence into the things one can learn on … Continue reading

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Three.

This week, it is a little different than past weeks. It isn’t about heading off a problem. It isn’t about responding to situations. It starts with a story. This week is a special week for ParaEducate. It’s our anniversary. We … Continue reading

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New Year: Going The Distance

Two weeks away from my students seems too short sometimes. I could use another week because of the demands of family during the winter break. And then Monday shows up and I meet up with my students and then, it … Continue reading

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