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Strategies for Promoting Independence for Students Who Have a 1:1 Paraeducator in General Education

Strategies for Promoting Independence for Students Who Have a 1:1 Paraeducator in General Education
  If we are not deliberate with how we support students in special education, in trying to help them we unknowingly could be hurting their future.  For students who spend most of their day in the general education classroom with a 1:1 paraeducator, there can be a large tendency to … Continue reading →

Targeting Independence: A Shift in Mindsets for Students Who Have 1:1 Paraeducators in General Education

Targeting Independence: A Shift in Mindsets for Students Who Have 1:1 Paraeducators in General Education
  Promoting independence for students with disabilities does involve a number of specific strategies, but it starts with having the right mindset.  As it has been said before, culture eats strategies everyday.  If school staff wish to empower their special learners in being more independent, each team member first must be bought in.  … Continue reading →