Category Archives: Professionalism

The Road to the End (of the Year)

We’re back! You might have thought we were taking a vacation. But that’s not what spring break really gives us a chance to do. First, we released two new items on our Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Because both of these … Continue reading

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A Seat at the Table

We have often eluded to this phrase ‘a seat at the table’ in our presentations. But today, we really did experience what this means. We had the chance to be held accountable with other general education teachers in a meeting … Continue reading

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You’re Going To Be Okay Anyway

For the past week, we’ve been working on a series of things to release and the graphics are nearly ready. These new items will hopefully be very useful to some folks very shortly. Early samples were really very useful. And … Continue reading

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Seven.

We have recovered from the constant packing and unpacking involved with travel. The office of ParaEducate almost looks ready to go as we’re considering materials for publication this summer. We’ve been corresponding with a variety of folks online and offline … Continue reading

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Meet Me Half Way

ParaEducate was a mess earlier this week. We had to finish preparation on upcoming presentations and we were also doing some observations of students in their classes. It was reassuring to know we have been struggling with some of the … Continue reading

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ParaEducate 2019

Committing to the Long Haul The part that gets frustrating is paraeducators expect to be trained. Most are tossed into the fray and the results are hope for the best. For some people trial by fire works because the only … 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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To The Strengths

What a student brings into the classroom can vary on any given day. Some bring tools to be able to do school. Others bring personal trauma and challenges that they can and cannot share. But when we look at the … 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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Connecting (More) Dots

No matter how hard we tried all week, we were at a loss for this week’s blog topic. First we were grappling with the tremendous loss in Pennsylvania and not being able to say words for something that continues to … Continue reading

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