It is the end of Teacher Appreciation Week. And we hope that everyone has had the opportunity to appreciate the fact that teachers on our sites and especially our special education teachers are working to make things work for all the students on campus.
It seems appropriate that we worked to end our annual blog this week. The world continues to move forward.
Unlike previous years Renay is on the edge of her own journey, one that will continue to inform ParaEducate’s practices and outreach.
One of the challenges is that it is also testing season. All those challenges that are driven into student’s minds can come forth during this time. There are multiple lists of traits that tests do not measure. Are there benefits to testing?
There are a few, but in the end, it is up to the student to find the parts of themselves that are worth sharing with the world. While this test is nothing like tests they may encounter other places in their lives, tests like the annual state test will take place.
The movement that is upon us. Some of the teachers and staff will be moving grades, others will be move campuses. And yet, still others will retire or resign.
But the focus is on summer and that break that comes from all the things one needs. This includes making sure the students keep moving forward. Especially students with disabilities, sometimes it feels like life is standing still for that student.
Sharing what to focus on in the weeks away from the formal classroom is as important as welcoming students back in the next academic year.
The plans we have
Renay has placed a complete hold on our future texts at this point, focusing on creating more materials for our store right now. There are a few ready to go and will be made available over the summer.
We have been working for a few years now on some rather impactful lessons and Renay is ready to start to make those lessons available for public use.
Not every student has a mother. And that can make Mothers’ honoring challenging. But everyone has that special female in their lives.
If you have someone who you rely on please wish them the thanks they have lead you through parts of your life.
In Case you do not know
ParaEducate will return in September 2023 with our monthly blog. We are skipping the traditional summer blog this year.
We would not be the company we are if we did not end this academic year reminding folks that we are a company providing materials, information, and strategies for working with students in inclusive education settings in grades TK-12. We publish the blog and share our strategies at conferences, through our books, and our academic adaptations. We cannot wait to return to posting regularly.
Do you have any comments about this month’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 once a month during the academic school year. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations.