This will start out—this is not the summer blog I had anticipated actually. While from time to time, my ideas are not in third person, today, I am writing to my followers about a change upcoming for ParaEducate.
If you have not been following the subtle changes, and even if you have, I have been pursuing my teaching credential for the past four years. This upcoming academic year, I will be in the final year of my credential and the demands on my time to consult and prepare materials for ParaEducate will be temporarily limited. From a few of the biggest ParaEducate supporters, I have been highly encouraged to scale back ParaEducate. And in the interest of preserving my work-life balance, I will be scaling back the ParaEducate blog from weekly to monthly.
Admittedly, accepting this change is hard, even on myself, but I know the truth that is there. I most recently re-read the opening introduction from the original text. ParaEducate was about providing a path for paraeducators and their knowledge and simply has always existed because of paraeducators. I think about the energy I put into being a paraeducator and know that I will bring that with me in this next phase of teaching and eventually reaching out and helping to train a full team.
ParaEducate has had several changes over the years, both large and subtle. However, the message remains. ParaEducate is a company training paraeducators for working with students with disabilities in inclusive education settings. The blog will be posted monthly and publications will be limited until my credential finishes. And writing this, my regular followers might gasp at this idea that I will be focused more on my credential.
I have major plans for ParaEducate. And I know in two years, the company will be back in the game just as often and just as successful as it has always been. I am always available for consultation. I can’t wait to share with you what will be on the other side.
If you were wondering: ParaEducate the Training Guide is currently in a draft form. It has not been finalized at this point for publication and is unlikely to make it to publishing before August 20. There are three other works in progress right now, and those too will be on hold until this academic year is done.
But like many times, I will leave you with the words of our tag line: ParaEducate is a company training paraeducators for inclusive practices with students with disabilities in public schools. We share our findings in our publications, in our blog, and in our modified curriculum.
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 once a month during the academic school year. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations.