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
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
I found a blog tonight titled Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs by Kate who writes about “resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs.” The site is worth bookmarking for the tremendous collection of links and resources running down the left hand side of the page.
From the island of Kauai, Hawaii comes a story about the important role that paraeducators play in the classroom: I help regular education teachers modify student work,” Kaneshiro said. When she is in the classroom, Kaneshiro can see a lot more of what is going on than the teacher who is busy instructing the class. … Read more