Category Archives: 8 hours

We All Fall Down…

If you missed the headline, after seventeen years of working in secondary, Renay was assigned to work elementary this year. Despite the fact that the majority of the students Renay has been working with are just smaller than students she … Continue reading

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Thresholds

Renay started this month talking about a teacher she used to work with. While there were things about this teacher she just did not like, there were many take aways from the way the class was conducted that made sense. … Continue reading

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Follow Me

Renay is in the ParaEducate office tinkering away on her final presentation for her student teaching assignments and so that left our weekly blog a little underdeveloped. But as Social-Emotional Learning connections go, this one came to our attention this … Continue reading

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Be What Tomorrow Brings

It just seems like yesterday we were setting up for the first day of school via distance. The world has shifted once again and while the dust has not entirely settled, it is time to start wrapping up and reaching … Continue reading

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Where Did You Go?

Admittedly things were a bit unusual yesterday at ParaEducate. Renay was back dealing with a hybrid schedule with students and well, Monday got eaten up. So we post on a Tuesday. To give you a little perspective of how quickly … Continue reading

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Move Mountains: Work a Miracle

If you haven’t been back on campus, most campuses are in progress of transitioning back to in person or a variation of in person. And for those of you who have been off campus since last March: this is a … Continue reading

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Closer To Where We Started

Renay is filing away taxes for the businesses, writing partial drafts of multiple blog posts, checking an update on some book drafts, and making an outline of material for upcoming discussions. But in the back of her mind, she’s thinking … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fire

Renay has been setting up virtual cooking with some of her students this week. Previously, whenever Renay was assigned to Foods or Health classes, Renay never really got into helping the student unless they were really in the kitchen. And … Continue reading

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The Day After…

We wish we could take credit for the title this week, but we caught a re-tweet from Mr. Bigham, a Teacher of the Year from Oregon in 2014. “How many Day Afters have you had?” And it stunned us into … Continue reading

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October Is Hard. October Distance Learning is Harder.

Renay admitted this week, she is a little sick of hearing her coworkers ask when we will ‘return’. But this got us thinking. This last week had not gone according to anyone’s plan. First there was an internet provider outage. … Continue reading

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