Category Archives: 8 hours

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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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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