Category Archives: Modifications

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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From the Mailbag #3

Our Mail bag has been getting full again, we reached in and pulled out these two letters and our responses to share. Dear ParaEducate, You have talked a lot about academics. Here is the thing: I can’t do them. I … Continue reading

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Not Just the Fly On The Wall; Getting Modifications Done In Seconds

I dislike doing “on the fly” modifications. It shouldn’t surprise you; I’m a heavy advocate for knowing what you’re going to do and having an alternative, even several alternatives, on hand right away. But this entire academic year, I’m being … Continue reading

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When Working On Modifications

I was burning the midnight oil last night out of pride last night. Not the sort of busting buttons pride, but the sort of anger pride that comes with forgotten promises. And while I complained to someone who knows me … Continue reading

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