Category Archives: #BetterTogether

Nine.

There aren’t a lot of things we can say. To be fair, when we started ParaEducate in 2012, we didn’t look too much further than the book we had written. We had no plans for updates. We had no plans … Continue reading

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Islands and Connections

Renay has had a unique professional trajectory. She never really had to work hard to make the roads of connection to help many general education teachers and special education teachers work together. Certainly, there were professional connections that had to … Continue reading

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Five Hundred Miles …

One of our favorite things about February are the number of holidays that happen in February. But it is an amazingly packed month of just events that happen. It does seem endless and adding to the fact that February is … Continue reading

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Need To Know

We had thought about taking this week off and then we thought better of it. The observed holiday of Martin Luther King Jr Day is a pretty important day, not just because of his ideals that he shared on the … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blog Post

For a few years now we’ve wanted to do a historical perspective of special education. And for a few years now, we’ve started but then things get murky with the time line or we get super busy, or things happen … Continue reading

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Boots In the Cloud

For two weeks now since we’ve been on Spring Break, Renay has helped to orchestrate small segments of online education. To be fair, she also categorizes this version of online education like many have but calling it “crisis education”. Some … Continue reading

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How Far I [Should] Go

Renay is technically on spring break, however, ParaEducate is not. The question we keep getting is what should a paraeducator do on digital learning? For distance learning, every platform is different, and then there is the question of equity. While … Continue reading

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From A Distance

Renay was really wrapped up last week with last-minute meetings. Like many other public school campuses across the country, Renay’s campus is becoming a distance learning model for the time being. There are a few things that have happened in … Continue reading

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Recap of Cal-TASH 2020

Something this year was different. Maybe it was the fact that Renay had several professional contacts this year, more so than last year. Or maybe it was the fact that everything in the United States right at this moment is … Continue reading

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Strategies You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know

Renay was out with her godsons last week. There are a lot of them. Please don’t ask us which ones. But a few of the young men have disabilities. There comes a point in every meeting when one of the … Continue reading

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