Category Archives: 8 hours

No Really, It Doesn’t Need to Be All Done

In the flurry of projects that get hurled at students this time of year, it’s a good reminder: it’s just school and it doesn’t need to get all done. For years we’ve discussed modifying curriculum and adaptations. But what if … 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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Where To Put Your Worries

It goes without saying, special education is unlike a lot of jobs. There’s a lot of moving pieces and not all the moving pieces move at the same rates in the same direction. And the student you just saw happy … Continue reading

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The Spring Time Slide

It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who noticed that spring time shifts thoughts. And in school, no matter how many of inches of snow or sleet stand between students and the outside, spring changes the tenor of campus. It’s not just … Continue reading

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Honor Of The Story

This week, Renay had the honor of being a guest of Megan Gross, California Teacher of the Year 2017, and a Finalist for National Teacher of the Year 2017. It was a really fun evening where co-authors of ParaEducate Renay, … Continue reading

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Repost– 21 Things That Make A Good Paraeducator from Jan. 2014

In May 2014, our blog suffered a major melt down, and as a result, we lost almost all our original posts dating back to the blog’s inception since 2013. Sometimes, we get lucky and we find an older post in … 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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National Inclusive Schools Week #BetterTogether

While the week is winding down from National Inclusive Schools Week, we still could not take the opportunity pass up a chance to talk about Inclusive Schools. On the whole, Inclusive Schools are schools that offer the opportunity for students … Continue reading

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I Believe In You II

In 2013, Megan Gross helped take this idea we had about a blog entry and helped to make it this great moment of looking at students and the things we ask them to do over and over again because we … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

It takes a certain type of special to be in classrooms day in and day out, helping students with disabilities navigate academics, social, and emotional paths that are not always clearly labeled. So for this last week of November that … Continue reading

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