Category Archives: blog

A Letter to the Students

Welcome Back! We are so very excited for the 2016-2017 academic school year blog for ParaEducate. As of a week ago, voting was open for a conference that ParaEducate, The Inclusive Class, and National Board on Full Inclusion, with Sheryll … 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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From The ParaEducate Mail Bag 2016

Okay, so we got really distracted this year and our mailbag is overflowing. We plucked one for this week because we’re a little wrapped up here at ParaEducate with baby news (co-worker just became a grandma again within the last … Continue reading

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Professionalism for Paraeducators

Some days are harder than others. And then days turn into a month or a grading period. And then you realize there is a new member that wasn’t anticipated or perhaps there was a new member hired at the beginning … Continue reading

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Four. (or One?)

While the main office for ParaEducate looks like a mess of papers and luggage right now, we are preparing for a major event. Interestingly: not Cal-TASH, although that is very important to us. ParaEducate was launched on a leap year. … Continue reading

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Choosing Literature Part 3: Getting To Understanding

We’ve looked at why we choose literature, we’ve even looked at how to go about and get books. We had a great time sharing last week books we’ve used in the past with students. This week we’re looking at materials … Continue reading

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Choosing Literature Part 1: The Background

So earlier this month, Renay was working on a new blog post and then after a few key conversations, she realized she was about to blog post something and she had just made a list of suggestions with no real … Continue reading

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Social Skills for Winter Events

The regular year is drawing to a close. The weather is different than when you started back in September or August (or even July in a few districts). The week before letting students out for winter break is a different … Continue reading

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The Peace After the Chaos

It is a truth in education: things go wrong. After all, you have at least thirty different cogs making a machine of a classroom run. And each of those cogs are likely to follow their own interpretation of the instructions. … Continue reading

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The Potpourri of ParaEducate

Perhaps the most unique aspect of paraeducating and running everything ParaEducate for Renay is the medley of work that sprinkles its way into daily life. At the top of the list is something we’ve talked about for a few weeks … Continue reading

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