Category Archives: Inclusion

To The Strengths

What a student brings into the classroom can vary on any given day. Some bring tools to be able to do school. Others bring personal trauma and challenges that they can and cannot share. But when we look at the … Continue reading

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Dots

Our minds split this week but we couldn’t let go the memory of this week. But we had to spend some time plotting out the blog this week. And what we ended up with resembled a lot of dots. So … Continue reading

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Drinking From A Fire Hose

It is easy to get caught up in an educational passion. We’ve seen passionate Science teachers, English teachers, Kindergarten teachers, History teachers, fifth grade teachers, and many more. They not only love the content but they love the age the … Continue reading

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Challenge Day Distractive Thoughts

When this week started, as does every week we publish, we normally have about twelve to fifteen blog ideas running around. Sometimes we scramble those ideas because something happens in the middle of the week and that highlights something that … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: An Open Letter to My Special Needs Student:

In November of 2017, we were contacted by Rebekah Edwards, a paraeducator asking to be a guest blogger for us. After reading her first post, we agreed her story was something worth sharing. Rebekah reached out to us from a … 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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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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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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End of the Year Wrap Up

We dragged our feet on finishing this blog post. It’s our last one for the 2015-2016 academic year. It’s reliably warm outside on the West Coast. Even the cold snap we had parts of last week haven’t dampened the students’ … Continue reading

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Snippets of thoughts from ParaEducate

We have to say, it’s been a hard few weeks at ParaEducate. But we think you’d like these snippets of blog set ups we have this week. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. And we are proud of many of the teachers … Continue reading

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