Category Archives: Professionalism

It Is Political, But Not In The Way You Think

We had no intention of returning this quickly. But as a company, we cannot ignore the simple fact that the rise of violence lately in the United States is running rampant. We recognize that our readers are probably exhausted by … Continue reading

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What About Now?

Yes, we promised this yesterday. But yesterday happened and is gone. It is the end of the academic year for ParaEducate. Normally by now, we’ve prepared you for things that can be fun and talked more about celebrations. But this … Continue reading

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How To Motivate At A Distance

In other years, when we talk about ‘motivating at a distance’, we are usually talking about a paraeducator being on the other side of the classroom or maybe from another classroom entirely. This is the one time when we might … Continue reading

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Learning Modifications At A Distance

Renay is on Week 4 of 8 for modifying and staying on routine to reach out to students at a variety of levels and keep them going through distance learning until the academic year ends. Like many of you, Renay … Continue reading

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Boots In the Cloud

For two weeks now since we’ve been on Spring Break, Renay has helped to orchestrate small segments of online education. To be fair, she also categorizes this version of online education like many have but calling it “crisis education”. Some … Continue reading

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How Far I [Should] Go

Renay is technically on spring break, however, ParaEducate is not. The question we keep getting is what should a paraeducator do on digital learning? For distance learning, every platform is different, and then there is the question of equity. While … Continue reading

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From A Distance

Renay was really wrapped up last week with last-minute meetings. Like many other public school campuses across the country, Renay’s campus is becoming a distance learning model for the time being. There are a few things that have happened in … Continue reading

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Will You Sit Beside Me…

Renay has been on repeated conference calls last week through the weekend. Not just about work, and not all about ParaEducate either. First of all, we got on a bit of a major project. We’re trying to help a rather … Continue reading

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Education, Law, and Other Things

When Renay got word on Friday that her district was closing, there were still a lot of questions, but here we are on Monday, running a blog post. Firstly, we hope you and your family are safe. Above all else. … Continue reading

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Recap of Cal-TASH 2020

Something this year was different. Maybe it was the fact that Renay had several professional contacts this year, more so than last year. Or maybe it was the fact that everything in the United States right at this moment is … Continue reading

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