Paras & Aides: What Your Job Is and Isn’t (imho)!

Date: July 11th, 2021

I’ve blown some paras’ minds when I’ve told them that their job is not making sure a kid’s paper gets done. If that’s not their job, what is?

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Kids Get in Trouble in the World When WE Let Adult Authority Slide

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Every adult in the school is an authority figure, even if they’re not a teacher.

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Thrown Out of Class and Hopping Mad

Date: September 30th, 2018

Can you calm an agitated kid who just got kicked out of class? Or do you make the usual mistakes and lose the battle?

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Kids with one-to-one paras still need to be taught skills

Date: January 7th, 2016

When a child has a one-to-one para, this doesn’t mean we can skip the steps to teach him or her needed skills. Watch this video for more.

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One-to-one paras are not personal assistants

Date: October 7th, 2015

A one-to-one para can be a huge help, but we want to make sure we aren’t just giving the kid an assistant. Watch this video to see how we can make sure this doesn’t happen.

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Using unconditional attention to teach social/emotional skills

Date: March 26th, 2015

Watch this video for my tip on how we can use unconditional attention or interventions to teach skills to a child who doesn’t have them.

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