The Teaching Assistant s Guide to Effective Interaction

Author: Paula Bosanquet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317517172
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction is the definitive guide to teaching assistant-pupil interaction and an invaluable professional development tool for classroom support staff and the teachers who work with them. The authors’ research and development work with schools has highlighted the need for specific, practical guidance on the role of the teaching assistant. This highly practical and accessible book sets out a role for teaching assistants that focuses on developing pupils’ independence and ownership of learning. Based on a classroom-tested framework, and covering the main contexts in which teaching assistants work, it includes practical strategies and reflective activities to help you improve the support you provide to pupils in everyday settings. This book will help you to: Improve your interactions with pupils Understand the principles behind effective classroom talk Carefully scaffold pupils’ learning Work effectively in collaboration with teachers Support the Assessment for Learning process Support group work and collaborative tasks Deliver intervention programmes. This book is an essential read for all teaching assistants. It will also be of interest to school leaders, SENCos and teachers, in both primary and secondary schools, who wish to improve their use of teaching assistants and their own interactions with pupils.

A Teaching Assistant s Guide to Primary Education

Author: Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134262531
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This jargon-free book has been specially written for teaching assistants taking up posts in primary schools working at NVQ Level 2 and 3 of the National Occupational Standards of Teaching Assistants. It covers every area of primary education, including: an overview of primary education the qualities, knowledge and skills needed the curriculum managing behaviour evaluation and record-keeping professional development. Joan Dean knows primary education inside out and is well known in the field. She uses case studies based on real life scenarios to provide a detailed yet accessible book, making it essential reading for teaching assistants. This guide will also offer support and advice to staff working with teaching assistants and to those who provide their training.

Children s Learning in Primary Schools

Author: Mike Cowdray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415536006
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What does learning look like? What are different subjects really about? Why are transferable skills so important? How can we overcome the difficulties that children encounter in their learning? And what questions and prompts are likely to prove useful in helping children to get the most out of their lessons? The over-arching role of Teaching Assistants is to support teaching and learning in schools. To do this effectively, they need to understand the curriculum content of all the subjects in which they provide support and know what learning outcomes are sought. This accessible book provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that children learn in each subject in their primary years. Written with the non-subject specialist in mind, and drawing on research and best practice in the classroom, this extremely practical book aims to provide the reader with the information they need to: deliver focused lessons to individual pupils, groups, or the whole class; concentrate on the most important elements when making classroom resources; make valuable assessments of the children’s learning, and keep useful records of their achievements, progress and difficulties; take a full part in discussions with colleagues – selecting objectives, devising interesting activities and delivering exciting lessons in each of the subjects. Including a wide range of examples and activities, this book will prove an invaluable companion for all students working on STLS and Foundation Degree courses, and Teaching Assistants currently working in primary schools.

Teaching Assistant s Handbook

Author: Janet Kay
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826454997
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching assistants have a valuable, responsible and professional role to play in developing children's education. Learning how to fulfil that role effectively is not easy. Here, Janet Kay provides a practical and reliable guide to the job. Covering all aspects of the work, from understanding children's learning and the curriculum through to assessment and management, this book provides accessible support and guidance for in-service and trainee teaching assistants.Complete with case studies, self-assessment and suggestions on how to explore issues further, Teaching Assistant's Handbook provides an authoritative one-stop resource for all in the profession.

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Author: Rob Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317442121
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to do with TAs. It is decisions made about them by school leaders and teachers that best explain this provocative finding. The fully updated second edition of this book draws on the experiences of schools that have put this guidance into action via the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme. Revised to reflect the latest research evidence and changes within education, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this book will help school leaders and teachers in primary and secondary settings to rethink the role, purpose and contribution of TAs, and add real value to what can be achieved in classrooms. Setting out a field-tested process, structured around a coherent and empirically sound conceptual framework, this book: helps school leaders review, reform and reenergise their TA workforce provides practical strategies to implement in the classroom illustrates key points with new case studies provides photocopiable templates and resources to support decision-making and action. Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants provides much-needed and evidence-informed guidance on how to unleash the huge potential of TAs, and is essential reading for all school leaders.

A Teaching Assistant s Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3

Author: Susan Bentham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857712
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Teaching Assistant's Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3 is a must-have for all teaching assistants embarking on this course, and invaluable reading for tutors and assessors. This textbook addresses both the performance and knowledge requirements of the course. A key element of your NVQ Teaching Assistant course is to show evidence that you can apply your knowledge to everyday classroom activities, and students often find this is their biggest challenge. This book provides a range of tried-and-tested materials and practical advice on how to gather evidence that covers key performance indicators, to ensure that you complete your course successfully. This essential guide: gives detailed guidance on how to collect evidence from a variety of sources to match performance indicators provides photocopiable templates for teacher/teaching assistant discussions on roles and responsibilities, appraisals and self-appraisals gives examples of IEPs and Behaviour Plans provides the necessary underpinning knowledge in a clear and reader-friendly manner provides summaries of relevant legislation and national documents. Following the new and updated occupational standards (2007) for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, this textbook offers truly invaluable advice for NVQ level 3 students. Including extracts of imaginary evidence the book follows the experiences of imaginary candidates, showing how they successfully put forward their portfolios of evidence to complete the course. Highly practical, rooted in everyday classroom practice and very closely tied to NVQ course requirements, this accessible book is an essential comprehensive guide for all students, as well as tutors, assessors and teachers supporting candidates for this course.

The Essential Guide for New Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135176620
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Essential Guide for New Teaching Assistants provides an introduction for teaching assistants who have recently been inducted, or are going through the process of induction, and are working in schools with children or young people. Giving teaching assistants an insight into the theories of teaching and learning and providing a background for understanding school processes and procedures, this new edition is fully updated to incorporate recent initiatives and changes in the National Curriculum. With an emphasis on personal responsibility and professionalism, the role of a teaching assistant and their relationship with qualified teachers is fully outlined. Providing a comprehensive overview, chapters include practical guidance on: getting started in a teaching assistant role developing a reflective approach to personal and professional development the Every Child Matters initiative working in partnership with qualified teachers being part of a whole school team working with individual children to progress their learning and development further training and professional development. Fully updated in line with National Occupational Standards, changes in the primary and secondary National Curricula and revised induction materials from the TDA, this book forms essential reading for teaching assistants seeking to understand the basic principles of education, teaching and learning.

Leading and Managing Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134054289
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There are more than 200,000 teaching assistants(TAs) in the UK. This comprehensive, practical book deals with how to make use of them effectively. Written by a recognised authority on TAs the book investigates the roles of leadership and management the various roles of TAs and what distinguishes them from other support staff the whole-school learning environment Auditing the needs of the school and the needs of the TAs good practice in appointing and developing TAs – technicalities, examples and proforma. using a TA in the classroom - guidance for teachers leading a team of TAs. This supportive and stimulating book is complemented with practical and effective strategies for managing TAs. TAs can contribute to higher standards for pupils, better curriculum delivery, improved work-life balance and effectiveness for teachers and support for whole school policies. Including examples of good practice, real-life accounts, research evidence, sources of help and suggestions for further reading, this book provides all the guidance a manager will need to help them make the best use of their TAs.