Category Archives: social skills

The Spring Time Slide

It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who noticed that spring time shifts thoughts. And in school, no matter how many of inches of snow or sleet stand between students and the outside, spring changes the tenor of campus. It’s not just … Continue reading

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Social Situations

This week, Renay was out and about recovering from a hard two weeks introducing the new semester. The winter weather in California in waves of bitter cold and rain have not exactly been helpful either. But what has happened because … 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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Reflection of Cal-TASH 2016

This week we look at Cal-TASH 2016. Sacramento is in ParaEducate’s backyard. So there wasn’t any question of Renay skipping out on this year’s Cal-TASH. For those of you who don’t know: Sacramento is the state capital of California. This … 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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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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