Category Archives: Professionalism

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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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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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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Be What Tomorrow Brings

It just seems like yesterday we were setting up for the first day of school via distance. The world has shifted once again and while the dust has not entirely settled, it is time to start wrapping up and reaching … Continue reading

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Sound Bites of Behavior

By this point, the nerves are gone about ‘restarting’. There are still daily issues but now that rhythm has been established, it’s time to revisit addressing behaviors of students in person. There has to be something to be said for … Continue reading

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What Are We Supposed To Do?

Renay is looking through some early drafts of an upcoming book but we’re going ahead with this week. But she did want to convey thanks to everyone who checked in on her last week. With the end of the year … Continue reading

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Can You Teach Me About Tomorrow?

Renay told us the first words out of the gate: the weekend was not awesome. It wasn’t just exhaustion related to doing hybrid. It was a series of local deaths that have compounded this weekend. And they were students Renay … Continue reading

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