Category Archives: ParaEducate

Are There Levels

Years ago, when one of Renay’s godsons was a toddler, Renay recalled him getting into a bag while she helped the family move. And in the bag, the toddler’s father had packed some sports equipment. Of course, he was very … Continue reading

Posted in 8 hours, AAC, Disabilities, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Professionalism, Students, training | Comments Off on Are There Levels

Guess Who’s Back?

Summer was different this year. Renay was working on an early draft of her Master’s Project so we did not publish anything this summer, and while Renay was at a digital conference, she did not present this year. There is … Continue reading

Posted in Begining of the Year, Campus, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Professionalism | Comments Off on Guess Who’s Back?

Changing Tides

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 … Continue reading

Posted in #BetterTogether, #TeamInclusion, blog, Campus, End of the Year, ParaEducate | Comments Off on Changing Tides

Thinkin’ of the Day

Renay was taking in the words of a multicultural conference this weekend when the news came across that Judith Heumann had passed. Immediately Renay, ParaEducate, and Inclusion From Square One, joined in the growing choir of people who wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in #BetterTogether, Adults with Disabilities, Conferences, Disabilities, Inclusion, ParaEducate, Resources, Self-Advocacy, Students | Comments Off on Thinkin’ of the Day


Our anniversaries in the past have been a reminder of all that we have done. Whether it was encapsulated within a year or a promise to keep working through the steps necessary to reach other paraeducators. With a dozen of … Continue reading

Posted in #BetterTogether, blog, Inclusion, Modifications, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Professionalism, publications, Resources, Support Services | Comments Off on Eleven.

All The Small Things

One of the unique qualities of some of the best paraeducators is knowing when to step in and run at full capacity anticipating the needs of all the individuals in a classroom in any given situation. However, that skill, for … Continue reading

Posted in 8 hours, Adminstrators, Campus, General Education Teachers, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Professionalism, publications, Resources | Comments Off on All The Small Things

Don’t Write Us Off Just Yet

Summer has been flying by. Renay has been preparing a rough draft of the newest book and while we all agree it has been long past time that this book is prepared at least in draft form, we are nowhere … Continue reading

Posted in #TeamInclusion, Adminstrators, Begining of the Year, blog, Campus, Disabilities, General Education Teachers, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Professionalism, Students, training | Comments Off on Don’t Write Us Off Just Yet

That Lead To You

It is nearly the end of the academic year. There are certain habits that occur this time of year with students, and it is probably the most important to remember that at the end of the day getting students through … Continue reading

Posted in #BetterTogether, 8 hours, Class Specific Strategy, Disabilities, General Education Students, Group Work, History, Modeling, Modifications, National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion, ParaEducate, paraeducators, peers, Professionalism, Skills Lesson, Students, Technology | Comments Off on That Lead To You


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

Posted in blog, Campus, Conferences, Disabilities, General Education Students, General Education Teachers, Modifications, Morale, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Professionalism, Special Education Teachers, Students, Trauma Sensitive | Comments Off on Ten.

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

Posted in #kindness, 8 hours, Behavior Strategies, blog, Campus, Classroom, Disabilities, Holidays, ParaEducate, paraeducators, Reframing, Students, Trauma, Trauma Sensitive, Winter Holidays | Comments Off on Where Did You Go?