Category Archives: Students

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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Making Connections

February is a packed month in ParaEducate. There are a lot of things that need our attention at this time of year. Renay just came by with a sticky note of a list of things, but we were not up … Continue reading

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Just A Little Bit…

We are being a little bit gentler over at ParaEducate. Renay has been re-learning how to support a campus with death. It was not one but two deaths—a former co-worker and in a separate, unrelated loss, the son of a … Continue reading

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Values Versus Inclusion

We’ve been pondering this topic for a while. And to be fair, it’s taken Renay a really long time to get onboard. Actually, it took someone reminding Renay the role of inclusive education last week to get her to realize … Continue reading

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The Magic of Every Day

References to magic makes us feel closer to Beth Foraker and the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion. But that’s not the type of magic we’re thinking about today. We’re moving beyond the call fo kindness today. We want to … Continue reading

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A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place

If you saw the ParaEducate office, you’d be hard pressed to believe that Renay knows exactly where everything in the office. Except the double stick tape right now. Renay does admit to over stacking, but she knows where the piles … Continue reading

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Magical, Mystical, Modifications

Renay was called to task this week for failing to provide any modifications in a class. Before anyone gets on sides, Renay was pretty upset. Though the class has been working on the particular assignment for a month, it has … Continue reading

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All The Things You Are Supposed to Know

We have been talking for a while around how busy Renay has been. Some of it has literally been the book. But a lot more of Renay’s busy has been involved in a Master’s Program. And Renay had been trying … Continue reading

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Around Thoughts About Compromise

Compromise is usually seen as a process between two adults. Compromise between an adult and a student in an education setting has some complications. This week, Renay had a few compromises with students. Which made us wonder, how do paraeducators … Continue reading

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The Conversations You Need Have Ready

The whole week blinked by in a few minutes for us. In fact, we did miss our posting date, but we had some other things needing our attention this week, the cobwebs in the office were decorations, and there were … Continue reading

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