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The Teacher and the T.A. : A Perfect Match

Often there will be at least one other adult working in your classroom. Teaching Assistants are an integral part of the classroom and they are usually there to either help out with the class as a whole or as a helper for a particular student or students. Managing your relationship with your T.A. is an important part of your role. Learn how to make the most of this relationship to the benefit of yourself, the T.A. and of course, your students.
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The Teacher and the T.A. : A Perfect Match
  • headteacher-update.com
    headteacher-update.com

    Deploying Your Teaching Assistants Effectively

    5 minute read
    Suzanne O'Connell says:
    There was a time when the teaching assistant was just a teacher's helper. Now so much more is expected from this professional role. Suzanne O'Connell finds out about emerging best practice and the advice schools are being given.
  • sec-ed.co.uk
    sec-ed.co.uk

    Seven Golden Rules for Using Teaching Assistants Effectively

    3 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    You want to make the most of your time and your teaching assistant's time. The best point made here, in my opinion, is that assistants should be used to add value to what the teacher is doing rather than replacing the teacher's role. It's a balancing act but reading and remembering the specific roles and what you each bring to the table will help tremendously.
  • childcarequarterly.com
    childcarequarterly.com

    Texas Child Care: Back issues

    5 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    This article has plenty of ideas about how to create a positive working relationship with your T.A. My favorite part of this piece is the simple chart the author made to outline where and how certain responsibilities fall in the class. Like any relationship, division of labor can be a contentious point. It's a good idea to have you and your assistant be on the same page about expectations.
  • tes.com
    tes.com

    Working with Teaching Assistants: Making the Most of Your Support

    3 minute read
    Melissa Williams says:
    This partnership can be difficult if the assistant is more familiar with the class or school than you are. The roles can become muddled and your confidence may be shaken. Communication is key to perfecting your partnership. Odds are you both have similar goals so find out how to work together and provide your assistant with what they need to thrive as well.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    Navigating your role in this relationship can be tricky. This article clearly lays out the different aspects of working with a teaching assistant and how to make the most of the valuable resource they are.