Calling all Paraeducators!

Join us BEGINNING Fall 2021 for 2 days of virtual professional learning, networking, & support. Teachers, administrators, parents, policymakers, representatives of colleges, universities, unions, and other professional organizations are welcome too! SAVE THE DATES!! Western Regional Conference October 27-28, 2021 Western Leadership Meeting October 26th Central Regional NRCP Conference November 17-18, 2021 Central Leadership Meeting November … Read more Calling all Paraeducators!

New Info for School Staff Vaccination Program

OSERS would like to share this earlier post from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the School Staff Vaccination Program.March 9, 2021Dear Educators,On March 2, 2021, President Biden challenged all states, territories, and the District of Columbia to ensure every pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (pre-K through 12) educator and school staff member and every childcare worker … Read more New Info for School Staff Vaccination Program

The Impact of Trauma on Children

By Doug Van Oort The Bad News: Researchers have found that “exposure to unrelenting stress and repeated traumas can change a child’s brain, making it…harder to focus and learn.” (Flannery) The Good News: Educators can create trauma-sensitive classrooms where children learn to calm themselves when stressed or experiencing trauma and return to learning. (Flannery) Adverse … Read more The Impact of Trauma on Children

ESSA and Implications for Paraeducators: Questions & Answers regarding ESSA’s Impact on Paraeducators

Interview by Wangui Njuguna, Education Daily with Marilyn Likins, Executive Director, National Resource Center for Paraeducators. Q: In your role as executive director for the National Resource Center for Paraeducators what do you hear from paraeducators about the supports they need in schools? A: Paraeducators need to have a thorough understanding of their roles and … Read more ESSA and Implications for Paraeducators: Questions & Answers regarding ESSA’s Impact on Paraeducators

HOT TOPIC: The Seven R’s of Behavior: Dealing with Misbehavior Made Easy! (OK, easier)

The Seven R’s of Behavior: Dealing with Misbehavior Made Easy! (OK, easier) By Doug Van Oort, Assistant Professor, Kirkwood Community College (2008, revised 2010) Anyone who’s worked in a school knows that dealing with challenging student behaviors can be, well, very challenging. Nationally, nearly 50% of new teachers leave teaching within the first five years … Read more HOT TOPIC: The Seven R’s of Behavior: Dealing with Misbehavior Made Easy! (OK, easier)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): The Voice and Vision of Special Education

CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 30,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the … Read more Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): The Voice and Vision of Special Education