We have been off for weeks. And it’s sort of glorious to not have to go through the ins and outs of work. But the summer off for ParaEducate also means publication work.
We were ambitious eight weeks ago. We have a post it note on the main computer of the next twelve books we have in progress. And then we started fast tracking the first three on that list. We are not able at this time release the publication, but what we can tell you, we expect it to be ready in the next few weeks. The early lookers have given quite a bit of praise and support, and we believe you will like it too.
But the summer is about recharging and not just about the work needed to help make the academic year possible. Meet ups for breakfast with coworkers, friends, or other family, late night movie runs with kids, getaways even for a few hours, this is a side benefit of a education schedule, a block of time to schedule to do the ins and outs of not thinking about work. Certainly, one cannot generally survive on only ten months of paychecks, most paraeducators we know work a second and third jobs to make ends meet. But this isn’t the forum for ‘better pay for paraeducators’ (though to be fair we’re always thinking about ways to make that happen).
Between all of these things that we find necessary for life, we know in a few weeks we’ll return to our sites. We’ll peak a little looking for glue sticks or a sticky note pack. We might think about the birthdays we have right away when we get back to work, even of the co-workers.
We are actually out and about tomorrow at the annual California Teacher’s Summit. We take our road show to Sacramento State typically and connect there with different teachers and work on solutions for the past year and try to find a few new tools to walk away with. You might find Renay in the halls tweeting for us. Stop on over and say ‘hi’. We hope to meet with you there.
Enjoy your summer. Recharge. Unfortunately, vacations end with a bell for us. That bell is going to ring soon.
We will return August 16, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Do you have any comments about this week’s blog? Do you have a question for us? Would you like to be a guest blogger? Would you like to have an opportunity to pilot some materials at your campus? Find ParaEducate online here, here, here, here, and on our website. Paraeducate is a company interested in providing materials, information, and strategies for people working in special education inclusion settings for grades K-12. ParaEducate, the blog, is published weekly during the academic school year on Thursdays, unless a holiday. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations.