Over two weeks of instruction are lost every year to disruptive student behavior, and paraeducators are often on the frontlines of it. More than ever, it is essential to provide paras with the job-specific, bite-sized training they need to feel supported and skilled in addressing challenging behavior.

This very clear and critical need inspired us to build ParaSharp, an online PD solution that builds confidence, improves effectiveness, and increases job satisfaction for paraeducators. This on-demand series includes quick 3 to 13-minute videos, interactive discussions, planning and tracking tools, and more. Empower your paras with ParaSharp, and use it to:


  • Clarify paraprofessional roles and boundaries
  • Understand and address challenging behaviors
  • Avoid power struggles with students
  • Develop positive relationships
  • Support students’ diverse learning needs
  • Create common language between Special education and General education staff
  • And more

ParaSharp toolkit includes:

  • 3- to 13-minute best practice coaching videos covering common situations and challenges faced by paraprofessionals
  • Summaries and interactive discussion tools for ongoing professional learning
  • Printable “Insight Sheet” reference guides for anytime reminders
  • Quizzes and certificates to measure and display concepts and strategies
  • Administrative tools to assign and track progress
  • Ready-to-use training that can be flexibly implemented – use in trainings, meetings, PLCs, or independently

ParaSharp Topics:​

Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries

Effectively Managing Challenging Behavior

Understanding the Impacts of Trauma

Teaching Social & Emotional Skills

Providing Strong SPED Support

Building Positive Relationships

Skillfully Managing Crisis Situations

Understanding the Importance of Wellness

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What Our Partners Are Saying

When surveyed, 92% of paraeducators agreed that using ParaSharp made them feel better prepared to effectively address student behavior.

"District paraeducators are thrilled that on-demand training pertains directly and practically to their work without taking up massive amounts of time.” - Elaine Fox, Executive Director of Student Services
“ParaSharp is a game–changer tool in equipping our paras for classroom instruction and behavior management.” – Jennifer Warren, Executive Director of Special Programs
Bryan ISD



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