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Resources for Paraeducators and Fine-Tuning Your Skills

Resources for Paraeducators and Fine-Tuning Your Skills

Tameka Mays, a paraprofessional and Paraeducator of the Year from Delaware, shares advice to hone your skills as a paraeducator and resources to use within your career as an ESP. Since recording this episode, the NEA's ESP Leaders for Tomorrow program has been revamped as ESPLI (ESP Leadership Institute). Visit nea.org/espli for more information. You may download and review the ESP Professional Growth Continuum here Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so you’ll never miss an episode!
From Aspiring Educator to Full-Time Teacher

From Aspiring Educator to Full-Time Teacher

Chelsey Short, a former NEA Aspiring Educators Program Chair and third year elementary school teacher, reflects on her career so far and offers some insight to aspiring educators on transitioning to full time teaching with the help of the union. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so you’ll never miss an episode!
Bridging the Generation Gap

Bridging the Generation Gap

Lindy Hiatt-Hecox, a retired elementary school specialist with 33 years of experience, shares her insights from mentoring early educators and how every generation of educators can learn from one another. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode!
Standing with ESPs

Standing with ESPs

Karl Goeke & John Scanlan, members of NEA's ESP Career Committee, discuss the key values of partnership and collaboration between teachers, ESPs, and the school community, and how they collectively contribute to everyone's success. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode!
Career Growth for ESPs

Career Growth for ESPs

Nicki Belnap, an accountant at an Oregon community college and graduate of NEA's "ESP Leaders for Tomorrow" program, discusses her unique career path and shares tips for ESP leadership and professional growth. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode!
Connection and Compassion at School

Connection and Compassion at School

Rowena Shurn, a 14-year classroom veteran and current NEA senior Program and Policy Analyst Specialist, talks to us about focusing on human connection in the classroom and teaching with compassion for students' circumstances. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode!