Category Archives: 8 hours

What would Inclusion Be Without a Paraeducator?

This week, Renay was mostly out due to illness. But it reminded us of a constant idly threat that sometimes is tossed around: what would inclusion be without a paraeducator? Actually, sometimes inclusion is actually more possible without a paraeducator. … Continue reading

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An Announcement and A Little Entertainment

Before we forget, it’s officially past October 19 so we can share now that ParaEducate will be at SXSWedu this March 2017, in Austin, Texas. More specifics are coming soon, but know that ParaEducate will be presenting with Nicole Eredics … Continue reading

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Another 8 Hours

A few years ago, we followed Casey and her schedule and looked at what a paraeducator might encounter. Today, we have “Todd’s” Schedule. Todd is a paraeducator who has worked for five years at the middle school and the high … Continue reading

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#Kindness

It’s National Anti-Bullying Month. According to PACER, this month’s Brooks Publishing Calendar feature, if you don’t have a calendar, you can get your own to print here! There are many issues that come with making schools emotionally safer for all … Continue reading

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When does the training start?

For that new paraeducator, one might wonder when formal training begins. Especially since you were hired and then assigned a campus and then assigned a student or group of students and you’re really wondering what you’re doing. The good news: … Continue reading

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With Your Head on a Swivel

The academic year is in full swing now. There’s no denying that routines have been established. And yet, due to a variety of reasons, mostly stemming from a student’s collection of disabilities, the routines still seem to be a puzzle. … Continue reading

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Overreliance?

ParaEducate pretty much lives on Facebook. Other social media outlets do have our attention, but not quite as much as Facebook. And sometimes, the ads that are sent to us are rather startling. The most recent one was an ad … Continue reading

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I Open At The Close

Other than prescribing to a few themes for certain times of year, our blog posts for ParaEducate are most definitely organic and spontaneous when compared to other blog postings and blog organizations as we have been heavily influenced by life … Continue reading

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Better Go And Get Your Armor…

School started for Renay on Wednesday with the students arriving at 8:30 in the morning. Like the start of every year, and probably especially for those who are veterans, there are lingering memories of students who were just there only … Continue reading

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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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