Category Archives: #kindness

The Things That Are Digital

A few weeks ago, Renay was a part of an exploratory committee for new curriculum. Renay has a seat at the table representing special education. The last time Renay reviewed materials for curriculum adoption, the companies were just starting to … Continue reading

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What Are They Getting Out of It?

We want all our parents advocates who follow our blog to take a minute before they send us an onslaught of comments. This isn’t the blog post where we talk about limitations of students with disabilities. Or the argument some … Continue reading

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Pause and Celebrate

The Storm The week here at ParaEducate started pretty normal. Monday came and went. Nothing seemed out of place. And then the absences started flying. People were sick. People were sharing germs. It got messy pretty quickly. Sick days are … Continue reading

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When You’re Not Working as a Team

When we ask Renay sometimes what to do when we don’t like some of our co-workers or our assignment, she says first thing, “Don’t bite them.” And we laugh and we say, “No, really I’m not getting along with that … Continue reading

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Our minds split this week but we couldn’t let go the memory of this week. But we had to spend some time plotting out the blog this week. And what we ended up with resembled a lot of dots. So … Continue reading

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The Hodgepodge of ParaEducate

This week we’ve been collecting a trail of ideas but nothing has really been sticking. However, if we just waited for them to get bigger, we don’t really think we’d ever let these posts see the light of day. We … Continue reading

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In special education, sometimes there is and there is not an elephant in the room. Elephants tend to take the form of questions such as, “When will the behaviorist [or other support service] actually get us something we can read … Continue reading

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We Know The Way (To End A Year)

  It’s been an incredible year for ParaEducate and we love sharing our year with you. Our yearly blog started on August 18, 2016. We addressed students in a letter We looked at staff and asked them to stand hard … Continue reading

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It’s National Anti-Bullying Month. According to PACER, this month’s Brooks Publishing Calendar feature, if you don’t have a calendar, you can get your own to print here! There are many issues that come with making schools emotionally safer for all … Continue reading

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