Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Learning Environment 4A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B; Instruction 2.1; Learning Environment 3.3; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.1, 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Maintaining student confidentiality is an important part of creating a positive learning environment. Confidentiality is federally mandated and assures that a student’s private information isn’t shared without their permission. In this 15-minute course, SPED Paraeducators – Confidentiality, SPED educator Ayo Jones shares best practices for maintaining confidentiality. This course is designed to help both SPED paraeducators and SPED teachers.

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Student confidentiality is dictated by federal laws and state guidelines, and complying with the laws is critical for all people working in education, including classroom paraeducators and support staff.

In this course from Noodle Nook, Ayo Jones shares general guidelines and best practices for maintaining student confidentiality for special education paraeducators. This session works well for training and preparing paraeducators for their special education job duties and as a partnered training between a teacher and their para partner.

This session is part of the Special Education Paraeducator Training Series. The series is all about preparing paraeducators and their teacher partners to support students with disabilities in the classroom. Guided by best practices, our general guidelines, and a student-centered mentality, your special education team will be stronger and more effective.

In this 15-minute course, you will learn:

  • What FERPA is
  • Which information is protected under FERPA
  • Why student confidentiality is critical
  • What you can do to maintain confidentiality

Other courses in this series:
SPED Paraeducators – Positive Communication
SPED Paraeducators – Roles and Responsibilities
SPED Paraeducators – Teamwork
SPED Paraeducators – Understanding Disabilities
SPED Paraeducators – Understanding Levels of Support for Students with Disabilities
SPED Paraeducators – Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special education, Ayo provides educators teaching students with significant disabilities exactly what they need to survive and thrive. In her over 15 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, and developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities. She is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas and beyond as well as in West Africa, where she does outreach to underserved students.

Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers curriculum to teachers worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Best known for her engaging public speaking, Ayo’s captivating presence and witty delivery have made her a sought-after professional trainer. 

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15 reviews for SPED Paraeducators – Confidentiality

  1. susan – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    It was a good training to take

  2. Ida – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course and it was very informative. FERPA is very important!

  3. Melinda – BRAZOS ISD (verified owner)

    ok course

  4. Jimmilynn – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Was very informative..

  5. Desiree – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  6. Elizabeth – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  7. Rhonda – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    It was good

  8. Barbara – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


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