From pothos to mint Last night, the house plants were moved inside from the deck. Here in Minnesota, when the temperature drops below 40 degrees at night, we take the more sensitive plants indoors and cover the outside ones with sheets to protect them from frost. It prolongs the color and life of flowers and … Continue reading Adjusting to Change
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What is Your Favorite Snack?
Why not treat yourself to your favorite snack this weekend? I work as a Special Education Para. That means, I have lunch duty! Everyday I help the young children with their lunches and the packaging. I also support one of my students with behavior and all the children to follow the cafeteria rules. One day … Continue reading What is Your Favorite Snack?
Be a YouTuber
Live Your Dream One thing I like most about being a para is having time to talk with the children. Teachers will sometimes ask me to look after their class for a few minutes while they are out of the room. Most often, they ask me if I mind them going to the bathroom! It … Continue reading Be a YouTuber
Growth and Disruption
Being Mindful of Change The week before the corona virus disrupted everything, my school was on spring break. I am thankful I had time to visit with friends and family and we were able to enjoy ourselves with food and drink and experience something new together. Reflecting on those times of pleasurable company and activity … Continue reading Growth and Disruption
Simple and easy things to do to calm the body and nourish the soul. The education field does not pay well. The average salary for a teacher is about half as much as needed to support a family on one income. The hourly wage of a para is even less. I work as a para … Continue reading Calming Activities
What is a Paraprofessional?
All About the Assistant to the Teacher My name is Eliza and I work as a Special Education Paraprofessional at an elementary school near St. Paul, Minnesota. This is my third year as a Para and I love it! I like to think of my position as “the assistant to the teacher” (from an episode … Continue reading What is a Paraprofessional?