Counting Stars

We know some districts are now officially done for the school year. Renay says she envies you just a bit.

There is a sense of relief with the end of the academic school year, as things aren’t winding down, they are just entirely over that the world stops and if you exhale for just a moment you will survive just by that simple first puff of air.

The world kept turning but now it’s time to look at what we really need to say at the end of the year.

We thank the Professionals

For all the ones who stepped up to do additional supervision, the value added moment of connect to students, and the ones who help other professionals on campus out to address behaviors with a specific student, for those who answered the hardest questions, for those who said the hard words, for those who listened, who helped guide new employees into understanding students, and to those who did the thankless jobs that never got recognized.

The job is hard, but we do it together because it builds a community worth coming back to every day. It models better strategies for all students that co-workers collaborate in many different ways daily.

… to those who did the thankless jobs that never got recognized


We thank the Students

For the ones who had to tell yet another person what their disability really was, beyond what was black and white on a piece of paper, for those that showed us the meaning of one person with a specific disability (or combination of disabilities). We are also thankful to the students without disabilities. You showed your peer patience and truth whenever you interacted. Some of you also demonstrated the process of friendship but most of you did not want to start on this journey at the beginning of the year but you slowly learned and found a way to understand. We also thank the students that made us laugh…Renay was recently asked by a student if she was really “Batman”.

We thank our followers on Social Media

There are hundreds of options to read on the internet when it comes to special education. And we cover a range of information on a weekly basis during the academic school year. And time and time again, our followers share our posts, celebrate with us and let us know when we need to reconsider our point of view.

The thing we need to say

ParaEducate will sign off tonight from the weekly blog until August 15, 2019. We will have one unannounced blog mid summer sometime talking about summer activities we have planned.

Thank you all for a wonderful school year.

ParaEducate, the blog, is done for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Do you have any comments about this week’s blog? Do you have a question for us? Would you like to be a guest blogger? Would you like to have an opportunity to pilot some materials at your campus? Find ParaEducate online herehereherehere, and on our website. ParaEducate is a company interested in providing materials, information, and strategies for people working in special education inclusion settings for grades K-12. ParaEducate, the blog, is published weekly during the academic school year on Thursdays, unless a holiday. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations.

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