Last week, one of Renay’s coworkers asked if anyone wanted a Rubber Tree Plant. Apparently, they can survive in Renay’s climate zone if they are kept indoors. And this coworker had an extra plant that needed a new home. But all Renay wanted to ask on Friday is if the plant came with an ant to move it from her co-worker’s house to its new location.
But even while the chuckle comes through, it made us wonder about the things that were important to moving rubber trees.
But even while the chuckle comes through, it made us wonder about the things that were important to moving rubber trees.ParaEducate
Bet an Ant Can’t…
This past week, we had the honor of presenting with Supporting Inclusive Practices. It was a really fun presentation for us, we hoped if you attended you enjoyed being with us. We had all sorts of people from up and down the state of California. Hopefully, in the future, we will be together again soon.
Vaccines are beginning to arrive for health care workers in California. While the pandemic is far from over, this is a step in the right direction for most of the world. As the infection numbers strain health care workers’ ability to do their jobs, we want to thank the front-line workers in health facilities of all sorts knowing that the situation at hand was never explained in any textbook or any class.
With the vaccine being available, some folks will feel more at an ease returning to high-capacity venues. One of those high-capacity venues is of course schools. Now, some schools have been back for months, let alone weeks, but this will mean more schools can return to life as we know it.
Speaking of Hope, for those of you who celebrate Hanukah, the lights remind us of the importance of hope and connection to the things we share as a community. More than ever, it is important that we share our connections, even though we are being asked to stay further away. If you are able, supporting a food bank or another community outreach will help thousands of folks. If you cannot donate money, perhaps organizing folks to help distribute needed supplies to others will not go unnoticed. Checking in on your neighbors who are not as able to get out is also helpful.
Before that last bell this week,
Remember that everyone on staff is doing what they can to support everyone else. Thank a coworker for their support. Thank the families who are helping their students stay engaged in academics. Thank you to those who know that distance learning is not for them, but are working through the challenges just the same. It has been much clearer that inclusion is a team effort and that right now, the team really does include family at home as much as it has ever had.
For the Stars
ParaEducate will return for 2021 on January 11th and will remain on Mondays for the remainder of the academic year for 2020-2021.
ParaEducate will return January 11th, 2021. Do you have any comments about this week’s blog? Do you have a question for us? 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 providing materials, information, and strategies for people working in special education inclusion settings for grades K-12. ParaEducate, the blog, is published during the academic school year on Mondays, unless a holiday or announced day off. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations.