Category Archives: Behavior Strategies

A Letter to the Students

Welcome Back! We are so very excited for the 2016-2017 academic school year blog for ParaEducate. As of a week ago, voting was open for a conference that ParaEducate, The Inclusive Class, and National Board on Full Inclusion, with Sheryll … Continue reading

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Wait, I know you can do this….

As the end of the academic year approaches, two phenomena happen and no matter how prepared you are, it’s a little startling. The first are the great surprises, the ones where your student who has never done the “thing”, usually … Continue reading

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Turning Point

It’s late in the year. Most schools have already had at least a Spring Break if not also a ski week or mid winter session. We are glad to be back. Spring for us is going to be about the … 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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Social Skills for Winter Events

The regular year is drawing to a close. The weather is different than when you started back in September or August (or even July in a few districts). The week before letting students out for winter break is a different … Continue reading

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The Peace After the Chaos

It is a truth in education: things go wrong. After all, you have at least thirty different cogs making a machine of a classroom run. And each of those cogs are likely to follow their own interpretation of the instructions. … Continue reading

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Just The Way You Are, Part 2

Once again, we loved the support we got from Nicole Eredics of The Inclusive Class last week. We have more guest blogs lined up for this academic year. A couple of weeks back, we started to look at accepting students … Continue reading

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Just the Way You Are, Part 1

One of the things that comes up around this time of year is what to do with a student’s behavior. They are either testing the waters, avoiding work, or perhaps something more based in mayhem or danger. It’s stressful to … Continue reading

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When the Plan Goes Out The Window

Believe it or not, there was a huge plan at ParaEducate this week to start some new things we talked about recently. In fact, while Renay was on the way to work this morning, plans were being made for this … Continue reading

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Responding to Behaviors

The beginning of the year is a bit of a three-week tornado. You’re getting used to the classes, the schedule, professional relationships, and the students. But now the routines have been established and the health plans have been distributed. Those … Continue reading

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