Category Archives: #BetterTogether

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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Politics (and a Little Bit of Religion)

The adage is “to not talk about politics and religion in the workplace”. What they forgot to say, unless you work in a school. And especially when discussing classes of History and US Government. While ParaEducate is not going to … Continue reading

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The Incomplete Story

As a title, we’ve been working on this blog post for something close to two years. We thought this was mostly an academic problem and it’s an academic and a communication problem. And nothing turned our eyes more than today. … 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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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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The Things That Excite Us

It’s still the beginning of the year; some of the last schools have just started this week. It doesn’t matter though; we’ve seen a lot of things already that excite us on different campuses. The student who everyone wants to … Continue reading

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A Busy Summer 2016

We’re back, for a little while. It’s been a busy summer at ParaEducate. We just got our copies of the Brookes Publishing Company’s Inclusive Calendar for the 2016-2017 academic calendar right as July started. We are included in this calendar … Continue reading

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Dear Student Teacher

Before I get too far into this week’s actual blog, we had a wonderful opportunity this week to go off and inspire some future teachers at a major university this week about Inclusion. We were there at UCDavis with Nicole … 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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