Tag: Paraprofessional Training

Development and Career Advancement for Paraprofessionals

By Christina Whalen, PhD, BCBA-D Director of Research at Rethink The role of a paraprofessional is heavily dependent on the needs of each student, and as such, their duties are ever changing. Some of the most important changes to highlight

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Shifting the Professional Learning Model to Improve Teacher Retention

An extraordinary shift is upon us in the field of education. Students are accessing information and demonstrating their capacity to learn differently. They are learning and using skill sets far different from past generations to prepare for life outside of

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Strategies for Instructional Coaching

Experience tells us, and the field of andragogy confirms, that adults learn differently from children. Andragogy refers to the adult learning theory and was coined by American educator Malcolm Knowles. Instructional coaches need to employ principles of andragogy as they

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Why Self-Directed Professional Development Matters for Educators

As the role and function of schools continue to change, so do duties and responsibilities of educators. Educators are often asked to help students succeed amid challenges including growing class sizes, new tests, new rules and new evaluation measures. Educators

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Rethink’s Dr. Patricia Wright Talks Paraprofessional Training and PD in New York City Public Schools

How Rethink has Partnered with New York City Public Schools to Provide Paraprofessionals Training and PD @piwright talks #autism and #paraprofessional training with @WNYU pic.twitter.com/GHR0vPTyoR — Rethink (@rethinkfirst) October 28, 2015 Rethink’s Vice President of Professional Services, Dr. Patricia Wright, appeared

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