Category Archives: Conferences

Pause and Celebrate

The Storm The week here at ParaEducate started pretty normal. Monday came and went. Nothing seemed out of place. And then the absences started flying. People were sick. People were sharing germs. It got messy pretty quickly. Sick days are … Continue reading

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Early to Rise

The new school year is upon us. Whether you’re a veteran, newly hired, newly reassigned, it’s much like starting a race. There is a lot of hope that goes into the new academic year. Did students grow up over the … Continue reading

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Recap #caltash2018

Cal-TASH is home. Six years ago, Renay and Megan introduced ParaEducate to a Cal-TASH audience. So having skipped last year in favor of SXSWEdu 2017, we were glad to be back with a very familiar venue and familiar faces. One … Continue reading

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It’s our Sixth Anniversary! Technically yesterday. That is the hazard of being a ‘leap year’ company. One of the things that seems the most often confusing is honestly at what point did “ParaEducate” become separate from “ParaEducate [the book]”? The … Continue reading

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In special education, sometimes there is and there is not an elephant in the room. Elephants tend to take the form of questions such as, “When will the behaviorist [or other support service] actually get us something we can read … Continue reading

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The Professional Contract

We’ve spoken a lot about the relationship that a paraeducator can have with students, but not really done an amazing job with the relationship between general education teachers and paraeducators. We’ve spoken a bit about getting teachers to utilize the … Continue reading

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How do you learn that? Getting over the fear of computers

So it’s pretty much no secret that Renay has always been very well versed in technology. If you ask her, the story goes into something about early introduction, a cart rolled in during kindergarten, but never being able to touch … Continue reading

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How to Write A Report of Academic Progress of a Student For Paraeducators

Official reports actually aren’t in the regular expectations of paraeduators. From time to time though, because one is asked to write an academic report about a student, especially if a paraeducator is working in a small pull out group. So … Continue reading

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2018 and ParaEducate

We’re back! We were fully charged earlier this week, no matter if the kids had a happy holiday or not, they’re pretty glad to be back. Which brings us to the point of the things we want to look at … Continue reading

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Why You Actually Don’t Need the Answer Key(s)

For the past fourteen years, Renay sometimes wished for the answer key for certain activities. Sometimes, ultimately though, academics is not about the answer. For example name a river in Europe that changed lives for all who lived along it? … Continue reading

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