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I'm a SpEd Assistant/Para. This job is so demanding. I love the students (most days), but why can't districts pay us what we are worth? Yes, teachers have a tough job, but so do we. Hit, kicke… more


Does anyone have a great resource they use for writing IEP’s and Goals? This is my first year and I’m trying to get all resources printed to help each child with his/her needs. Thank you!

2nd grade:I have a student (ODD)on my teachers case load that has been extremely disruptive, we had to evacuate the room multiple times. The student was actually reassigned to a different classroom by… more

I’m close to retiring, how do I find out my compensation for my many hours of unused sick leave?

Hey Para’s anyone work in the high schools?

I’m a Para in Orange County , FL who considering summer school. What’s it like? How many day/ hours per week? Thanks in advance.

Has anyone in this group gone back to school to get the licensure to teach?

I'm done getting paid 1/3 of the class teacher pay and expected to teach the lessons. The other Paras in the class seem to think this is normal. I certainly don't get the same respect as the … more


Hello anyone still post here?

Is anyone here from Illinois?

It really irritates me that there is one particular para who ALWAYS arrives late and ALWAYS is out of the parking lot before the buses leave the premises in the afternoon. All of us are reprimanded fo… more

Does your school district train paraprofessionals? Especially the ones in sever ASD classrooms. If so how? Are there any great websites? Is anyone willing to share training PowerPoint slides? I’d l… more


Going back to in-person learning has been quite a challenge. We have 4 in-person and 8 virtual. The 4 in-person have done as well as to be expected, however their behaviors have been less than desired… more

Good morning. This is my 20th year as a AA Para. I have missed my students so much! However, I am a little nervous to return. I know I will protect myself, and I already constantly clean, but my k-… more

Hello! I am 1:1 ParaPro for a 7th grader. We’ve been together for 6 years now. Any other 1:1?


I am not sure I can continue to work in a system that refuses to let go of people who continue not to do their job. Kids deserve better.


Anyone going to school to become a Special Education Teacher? I am currently in my 3rd year working towards a BA. Anyone have any tips on process, testing for licensure and pro's/con's?


A paraprofessional's job is more than waiting for instruction from a teacher for activities for the students. It's common sense. What would you do for them if they were yours?


Hello, everyone! Looking forward to a great year!

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