An edited collection, this volume covers the full range of themes and issues relevant to teaching assistants studying on a foundation degree course. The contributors explore the relationship between practical educational ideas and current academic debates to develop an overview of the issues involved.
Explores issues that are central to support children's involvement with learning through the curriculum. This book is written primarily for learning support staff, their teaching colleagues and those responsible for professional development and training.
Provides a range of materials and practical advice on how to demonstrate competence in the classroom. This book covers: setting the scene - describing a common teaching situation through a case study or dialogue; gathering evidence - how a candidate can gather evidence to meet performance indicators from the featured case studies; and more.
Suitable for the 2007 Standards in Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Classroom, this book includes a DVD providing clips which demonstrate some of the many roles of teaching/classroom assistants. It also includes sections covering follow-up activities and case studies to help put learning into context.
A guide offering advice on: the role of literacy in the classrooms; on developing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills; and, on using various strategies to help build pupils' confidence. It includes chapters that contain checklists for TAs to record their progress and real life case studies for the TA to learn from.
A practical guide that gives TAs useful advice on: the TAs role; responding to pupils' needs; strategies for behaviour management; and, working in a team. Each chapter contains checklists for TAs to record their progress and real life case studies for the TA to learn from.
Designed to meet the needs of foundation degree students, this book provides an overview of the teaching assistant's role, incorporating practical tasks that aims to challenge students and improve their day-to-day practice. It covers personal professional development, helping teaching assistants to understand their role and their workplace.
Full of practical suggestions, tips, advice and up-to-date factual information, this book provides a trouble-shooting guide to help teaching assistants at all levels deal with a wide variety of classroom situations.
A practical guide for Teaching Assistants that provides information on the secondary school education system. This book covers areas including: roles and responsibilities within the school, understanding subjects taught and important behaviour management strategies.
Using stories of successful practice and ideas for improving collaborative work, the book explores and maps the development of the roles in relation to children's learning that can be played by people other than qualified teachers.
Offers practical guidance and ideas to support Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs). This book covers the knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to work effectively with pupils, teachers, parents and other professionals concerned with the well-being of children.
Covers the core questions that both new and existing teaching assistants may have about their jobs. Arranged in question and answer format, this book focuses specifically on the core 'need to know' items for TAs and includes: the themes of becoming a teaching assistant, what the job entails, getting started, and managing workload.
Deals with how to utilise Teaching Assistants effectively. This book offers strategies for managing TAs. It includes examples of good practice, real-life accounts, research evidence, sources of help and suggestions for reading.
Offers knowledge to support various teaching assistants working towards Level 2 of the National Occupational Standards. Taking into account initiatives including Workforce Remodelling and the Every Child Matters agenda, this book is useful to training providers, teachers and school managers supporting Teaching Assistants in their development.
This practical handbook contains information for candidates on the NVQ Teaching Assistants course or practitioners working alongside classroom teachers. It explores all the aspects of establishing relationships with children, supporting learning activities and managing behaviour.
This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It aims to help students make the transition into undergraduate level study. It is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programmes.
Suitable for practicing and aspiring teaching assistants, this book brings together crucial information necessary to support the diversity of learners, from Early Years to Key Stage 4. It supports the personalized learning and Every Child Matters (ECM) well being of children and young people in schools.
Based on the authors' combined 70 plus years of experience, The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant by Andy Cope, Chris Henley and Gary Toward is packed full of creative tips, techniques and strategies for anyone with the crucial role of supporting kids' learning.
This work guides SENCOs and other managers through the process of appointing assistants who will be successful members of a support team. It also considers their deployment once in post - how to maximize their effectiveness and how to support their professional development.
Investigating topics such as inclusion and special educational or additional educational needs, this book provides support for teaching assistants working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant status, as well as those undertaking the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning.
Revised for the second edition, this text comprises an overview of developments in research, legislation and practice with regard to the support, management and staff development needs of learning support assistants in mainstream and special schools.
This revised new edition provides essential guidance for all teaching assistants, especially those who are new to the job, but will also bring experienced TAs up to date on changes to National educational guidance, including changes in the National Curriculum, assessment, and the Special Educational Needs framework.
Structured to support teaching assistants studying for a foundation degree, this book provides an academic underpinning to each of the key topics studied. The book: develops the theoretical knowledge needed to enhance work in the classroom; and encourages students to reflect on their own practice.
Written by a top expert in the field of primary education, this essential guide for trainee teaching assistants covers every aspect of what they need to know, and uses case studies of real life scenarios to make this a detailed yet jargon-free guide.