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About paraeducate

ParaEducate is a company run to help reach out to paraeducators or paraprofessionals in public K-12 schools, giving advice, talking about publications that ParaEducate produces, and other useful information regarding working in public school settings.

Ten.

Ten years of ParaEducate. Nine books. Eight months of publishing our blog every academic year. Seven appearances at Cal-TASH Conferences. Six continuous years of our blog. Five different conferences. Four different states for conferences. Three projects in progress. Two people … Continue reading

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On Repeat

If we had a dollar for every time we heard “..but they’ll get noting from [that].”, ParaEducate would easily be traded publically. The expression comes from the belief some people, and then even a subset of people with disabilities, have … Continue reading

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Where Did You Go?

We entirely missed the month of December. But not truly on purpose. Renay has been dealing with a family issue that will not be easily resolved in the coming future but for now, it has meant we skipped our December … Continue reading

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The Words That Move Us

November is a rather interesting month in the United States. The breaks that surround US holidays for those who participate in those holidays surround gratitude. Giving Thanks is a theme that surrounds much of November. We have talked about thanks … Continue reading

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We All Fall Down…

If you missed the headline, after seventeen years of working in secondary, Renay was assigned to work elementary this year. Despite the fact that the majority of the students Renay has been working with are just smaller than students she … Continue reading

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Thresholds

Renay started this month talking about a teacher she used to work with. While there were things about this teacher she just did not like, there were many take aways from the way the class was conducted that made sense. … Continue reading

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What Is In Your Bag?

We were wandering through a store the other day and all signs pointed to back-to-school sales. There is a certain amount of educator joy walking by notebook paper, pens, and markers. But it makes one face the truth that perhaps … Continue reading

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Whole Thing Is Going To Turn Out Right

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 … Continue reading

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Turn the Lights Out…

To be honest, the 2020-2021 academic year had a roller coaster that we never could have ever predicted. Some districts are back with masks. Some districts are back without masks. Some districts came back and then had to shutter very … Continue reading

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Take That 2020-2021

So Renay had a bit of a dust up at work. The internet went out as well as power for multiple times during the academic part of the day. While it was eventually resolved, it turns out it was nearly … Continue reading

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