Category Archives: #BetterTogether

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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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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Follow Me

Renay is in the ParaEducate office tinkering away on her final presentation for her student teaching assignments and so that left our weekly blog a little underdeveloped. But as Social-Emotional Learning connections go, this one came to our attention this … Continue reading

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Closer To Where We Started

Renay is filing away taxes for the businesses, writing partial drafts of multiple blog posts, checking an update on some book drafts, and making an outline of material for upcoming discussions. But in the back of her mind, she’s thinking … Continue reading

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CalTASH 2021 Wrap Up

While separated in our own bubbles of distance, Cal-TASH 2021, one of our favorite conferences, happened this past weekend. The platform was new to most of us who were presenting, and offered some connections in similar ways to the complexities … Continue reading

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Nine.

There aren’t a lot of things we can say. To be fair, when we started ParaEducate in 2012, we didn’t look too much further than the book we had written. We had no plans for updates. We had no plans … Continue reading

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Islands and Connections

Renay has had a unique professional trajectory. She never really had to work hard to make the roads of connection to help many general education teachers and special education teachers work together. Certainly, there were professional connections that had to … Continue reading

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Five Hundred Miles …

One of our favorite things about February are the number of holidays that happen in February. But it is an amazingly packed month of just events that happen. It does seem endless and adding to the fact that February is … Continue reading

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Need To Know

We had thought about taking this week off and then we thought better of it. The observed holiday of Martin Luther King Jr Day is a pretty important day, not just because of his ideals that he shared on the … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blog Post

For a few years now we’ve wanted to do a historical perspective of special education. And for a few years now, we’ve started but then things get murky with the time line or we get super busy, or things happen … Continue reading

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