The Demanding Classroom is a blog run by husband and wife team Sara and Richard Finegan and they have put together a great series of posts on paraprofessionals.
You can view all of their paraeducator posts at this site, a few of which are highlighted below:
- What Are 10 Things a Paraeducator Can Do To Help a Child? Includes great tips such as "Never underestimate the child’s abilities", "Gradually remove supports" and "Do not get into a power struggle with a child".
- When Is a Child Too Dependent on a Paraeducator? One of the signs to watch out for is when "The child resists going anyplace or doing anything unfamiliar without the paraeducator accompanying or helping her, even when there is another adult or student with the child."
- Some Words About: Paraeducator and Parent Communication
It's great to see people writing about paraeducator issues. If you have a blog that you have written about paraeducators, please let us know about it.