2023 Paraeducator Book Study - What I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids


Date Message
2023-05-15 12:41:41 -0400

Hello all! I am looking forward to meeting and spending time with you for our book study in a few short weeks!  I wanted to provide you with some general information so that you can begin to  prepare.  Our sessions will be relaxed and low stress!  Come prepared to share your ideas (aloud or in writing) with the group. 

Session 1: June 7, 2023 (9:00-10:00 am)

Zoom link to join the session: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/92824992043

  • Introductions and expectations
  • Discussion questions/things to think about will be assigned for each assigned reading
  • A little bit about the "What I wish my teacher knew" Movement
  • Discussion of assigned chapters

Session 2: June 14, 2023 (9:00-10:00 am)

Zoom link to join the session: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/92907242355

  • Discussion of assigned chapters

Session 3: June 21, 2023 (9:00-10:00 am)

Zoom link to join the session: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/93730274708

  • Discussion of assigned chapters

Session 4: June 28, 2023 (9:00-10:00 am)

Zoom link to join the session: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/96717270821

  • Discussion of assigned chapters


Reading assignments:

June 7 – Chapters to read: 

  • Introduction
  • 1. Welcomes and Farewells: Building Community Even in Transition

June 14 - Chapters to read:

  • 2. Students and Poverty: Building on Resources and Breaking Down Barriers
  • 3. All Families Count: Including Families in All Their Forms

June 21 - Chapters to read:

  • 4. We Will Get Through This Together: Supporting Students Through Grief and Loss
  • 5. When Students are in Danger: Supporting Students in the Trauma-Informed Classroom

June 28th Chapters to read:

  • 6. Value-Driven Classrooms: A School Culture that Develops Character
  • 7. You Got This! Building a Classroom Culture of Self Efficacy
  • 8. “I Can’t Wait to Learn More”: Classrooms Where Student Engagement Thrives

Please reach out if you have any questions!