I have a para in two of my classes who is giving me some difficulty. I need some advice. Part of this could be a "me" problem. I haven't had a para in my class since I taught kindergarten, and I'm unsure what to have her do. I have gotten no training. My AP says that though she is the inclusion specialist in the room, she should be working with all students on whatever I ask her to work on with them. She is not to pull the students out, except for testing accommodations. They need to be in the LRE as much as possible, and not miss any instruction. I am finding it stressful to work with her. She is not comfortable leading small groups of students because she is not comfortable teaching the content. She wants to always pull the ESE/SPED students. Also, she will tell them different instructions for assignments that they are given, usually whatever another teacher at the school is doing that she likes better. What prompted me to ask for advice is today when she borrowed a cell phone charger from a student to plug in her phone in the computer lab, didn't give the charger back before the end of class, didn't know the student's name, and needed my help figuring out who it was (I didn't know which student, either) which caused me to be late for my next class that I teach. It's not any one big thing she's doing, it's just a bunch of little things that are stressing me out! Does anyone have any advice, or know of any resources that are good for learning how to work with a para?