Category Archives: 8 hours

Juggling Backwards

A friend of Renay’s posted a song about partner dancing. This reminded her of the old question about dancing– who was better Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire. To which the answer is generally subjective, but then the most ardent arguers … Continue reading

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Trailing Off Some Quick Thoughts

Interrupted… We just have to say a really nice interaction with a local police department. Renay’s car was subjected to theft last week and while ultimately: she knows she’s never going to get her gear back, the officers that responded … Continue reading

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Opening the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Returning From Summer We are honored to be back. But we need to let our regular readers know that ParaEducate is undergoing some structural changes. We are going to post on Thursdays we know, but after the Beginning of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Modalities of Learning

Renay had to renew her CPR/AED/First Aid this week. The last thing anyone wants to do before the end of the year is connect with the fundamentals of human health in a crisis, but in three hours after putting in … Continue reading

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The Things That Are Digital

A few weeks ago, Renay was a part of an exploratory committee for new curriculum. Renay has a seat at the table representing special education. The last time Renay reviewed materials for curriculum adoption, the companies were just starting to … Continue reading

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Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

In college, Renay would sometimes refer to this book by Rem Koohaus, an architect, S, M, L, XL. Koohause documented buildings that he designed based on scale of the project. Details and an overall examination of the buildings that were … Continue reading

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Morale Boosters

The suitcase is packed, the gear is ready, presentation all planned out. We’re heading out the door to Cal TASH 2019 today. We can’t wait the things we can potentially learn over the next forty-eight hours sends a bit of … Continue reading

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Meet Me Half Way

ParaEducate was a mess earlier this week. We had to finish preparation on upcoming presentations and we were also doing some observations of students in their classes. It was reassuring to know we have been struggling with some of the … Continue reading

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ParaEducate 2019

Committing to the Long Haul The part that gets frustrating is paraeducators expect to be trained. Most are tossed into the fray and the results are hope for the best. For some people trial by fire works because the only … Continue reading

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To The Strengths

What a student brings into the classroom can vary on any given day. Some bring tools to be able to do school. Others bring personal trauma and challenges that they can and cannot share. But when we look at the … Continue reading

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