Submitted by Theresa Freeman Here is what Theresa had to say about her school’s awesome paraeducator Jen. I wrote this about the paraeducator in our first grade classroom. Just want to share so paras understand how much they are appreciated. Paraprofessional: a person to whom a particular aspect of a professional task is delegated but … Read more Paraspotlight: Jen
This is an outstanding video to watch as you begin the school year: From Dalton Sherman: There’s probably easier ways to make a living, but I want to tell you, on behalf of all of the students in Dallas, we need you. We need you now more than ever. Additional Links: Every. Educator. Must. Watch. … Read more Dalton Sherman- I Believe in Me, Do You Believe in Me?
Danielle Delaney has taken the time to post a 7 minute video on Youtube about some of the work that she does as a paraprofessional:
Sue Watson, from the About.com Special Education page has created a list of 10 questions to ask yourself before you decide to pursue a career as a special educator. Looking over the list, I think it applies equally to paraeducators. Here is one of the question she asks: 3. Do you have endless patience? I … Read more 10 Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Special Education Teacher (or Paraeducator)
The first winner of one of our early registration contest rewards is Mary McKenna- she has chosen the $50 gift certificate to Hot Tomato’s. We asked Mary to tell us a little about herself: I have worked as a para with children with varying levels of special needs in grades ranging from Pre-K to Second. … Read more Congratulations to our First Conference Prize Winner!
We have selected the winner of one of our fabulous conference prizes. We will notify the winner tomorrow and then post the person’s name along with his or her prize. There will still be some great prizes given away, so hurry and register before we choose the next winner- don’t forget that everyone who registers … Read more First Conference Prize Winner Selected…
Kari is a “woman given the awesome task of raising 6 children, 2 of them with special needs”. Her blog includes personal and insightful insights on raising her children and living life. Today’s post includes an experience with her son Ben initiated by Ben’s paraprofessional: I answered the phone and Ben’s 1:1 paraprofessional told me … Read more Three Cheers for Ben!
Tracy Rosen writes about Collaboration for student success: teachers and para-educators working together. She discusses a workshop on successful teacher/paraeducator collaboration:
I went over to YouTube tonight to look for paraeducator videos- I was only able to find one, but it is a good one from the National Education Association. Watch Arthur Goff explains how he became a paraprofessional and tell about some of his experiences: Anyone else willing to video yourself talking about the importance … Read more I’m Arthur Goff, and I’m a Paraprofessional Video
Are there any Facebook users out there? Facebook is an online social network where over 50 million (and growing) users go to keep in touch with friends and acquaintances. The National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals has created a presence on Facebook for anyone who is interested to keep track of what we are doing and … Read more Facebook and Paraeducators