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.

The Teaching Assistant s Guide to Effective Interaction

Author: Paula Bosanquet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317517172
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Teaching Assistant s Guide

Author: Linda Hammersley-Fletcher
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345682
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A textbook designed to meet the needs of students on the Teaching Assistant Foundation Degree course includes sections covering ideas, situations, and problems that a teaching assistant can expect to encounter.

Managing Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134491085
Format: PDF
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This is a practical guide to the role, management, and deployment of teaching assistants. It offers comprehensive and informed support, underpinned by illustrative case studies throughout. Information and practical guidance is given on: the role and competencies of teaching assistants how to audit the existing teaching assistant provision in the school the teaching assistant's role in planning, delivery and feedback how to appoint, induct, mentor and appraise teaching assistants the effective management of teaching assistants by teachers and managers, and the need for a whole school approach opportunities for continual professional development for teaching assistants. This book is based on extensive observation of teaching assistants working in schools, and will have practical significance and implications for headteachers, senior management staff, teachers, LEA advisors, trainers and consultants.

Children s Learning in Primary Schools

Author: Mike Cowdray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415536006
Format: PDF
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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.

Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Author: Carol Robinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761943560
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 programs.

The Teaching Assistant s Guide

Author: Michelle Lowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282133
Format: PDF, Docs
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This textbook, designed to meet the needs of students on the teaching assistant foundation degree, provides an accessible overview of the teaching assistant's role, incorporating practical tasks that will challenge students to reflect on and improve their day-to-day practice. Set within a wider educational context, and full of thoroughly grounded advice throughout, this book includes: personal professional development - helping teaching assistants to understand their role and their workplace growth, development and learning - introducing the basic theories human development and learning behaviour management - exploring strategies that encourage and support appropriate behaviour today's curriculum and how children learn literacy, maths, science and technology understanding inclusive education, exploring access, participation and additional needs for specific groups of young people. With activities, task lists, discussion points, ideas, summary points and notes on further reading, this textbook will be the essential companion for all foundation degree students, as well as a useful handbook for teaching assistants in practice.

Assessment

Author: Lyn Overall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441128964
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Assessment is an area that students find notoriously difficult to put into practice, particularly as models of good practice have not always been established in their placement schools. What's more, most students are only in school for a number of weeks which means that they aren't able to appreciate the full 'assessment' picture. This book seeks to redress this, providing students and teacher trainers with the most accessible, informative overview of how assessment works. Essential reading for everyone involved in primary education.

A Teaching Assistant s Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3

Author: Susan Bentham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857720
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Teaching Assistant s Handbook for Level 2

Author: Teena Kamen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444170406
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook will be the perfect companion to you if you are taking a qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools at level 2, whether that is the Award in Support Work in Schools, Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or Certificate in Supporting the Wider Curriculum. Teaching Assistant's Handbook for Level 2, offers you a comprehensive and practical guide to supporting the development of children and young people in a variety of educational settings, including primary, secondary and special schools as well as extended schools. The tasks included will develop your personal and professional skill as well as key tasks which will contribute to your assesment. This new edition in updated in line with the revisions made to the specification following the implementation of the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework in 2010, and now mirrors the structure of the units that make up the various Level 2 qualifications.