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Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Becoming a Teaching Assistant Author Pat Drake
ISBN-10 9780857021830
Release 2003-10-18
Pages 154
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'Becoming a Teaching Assistant recognizes the rapidly changing world of TAs. It highlights the importance of their role in teaching and learning whilst emphasising the need to nurture them as they embark upon more considered and structured professional development. It sets out to support all TAs, not just those who wish to use higher academic qualifications as a route into teaching' - Journal In-Service Education `A book founded in considerable experience... tackling the higher education experience itself: how to keep organized... advice is always valuable for people returning to learning at whatever level' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement `I thought the book was a valuable tool for Teaching Assistants attending any training either at FE or HE. I am doing an on-line degree myself. I started to read the book after my first assignment went in but once I started to read the book I really wished that I had read it a lot sooner. The way it gently builds the learner up to thinking about professional development, then applying for courses is exactly what is needed. I also like the key areas the book homes in on when going through HE or FE, looking at time management not only form a work perspective but from the home environment too. The guidance on building confidence, developing study skills are essential to any learner who is new to this sort of environment. The progression the book takes you through developing your own reading and writing this is something every learner needs support with. For any TA or learner looking at Professional Development as a Teaching Assistant this is a book that I would use and find very valuable' - Carole Tonner, Middlesbrough Teacher Learning Centre `This book is aimed at all TAs who are undertaking undergraduate-level programmes such as CPPLS, CAPPLS, CEP or a Foundation Degree. A TA on the CEP course states: ...it's probably the best book on the subject I've read ... it's full of useful tips' - East Riding of Yorkshire's TA Newsletter 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. The authors introduce students to the requirements that their degree programmes will make and explore issues such as behaviour management and national curriculum strategies. This will help readers to engage with the material in a way that is appropriate to Higher Education study. The book draws on the experiences of teaching assistants and is grounded in the day-to-day practices of professionals working with young people in schools. Theoretical concepts are explored as being crucial to developing learning support and teaching skills. The authors' aim is to help students understand essential theory, and to provide a practical support throughout their studies. This book is for teaching assistants working toward High Level Teaching Assistant status in teaching and learning (HLTA), and/or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is a teaching resource for Higher Education tutors and school line managers of teaching assistants. The book is also suitable for tutors and mentors as it gives guidance on content and presentation of professional development materials for teaching assistants. `The text is made extremely accessible by the inclusion of plenty of case study material and there's a nice combination of practical advice and illustrative text. A feature of the book is the tasks or activities that are suggested to the reader. It's likely that these are most likely to be used by training providers than individuals, but that would be a shame as there are many activities that would help to provide a structure for personal reflection and development' - TA Help Website `This book is aimed at all TAs who are undertaking undergraduate-level programmes such as CPPLS, CAPPLS, CEP or a Foundation Degree. A TA on the CEP course states: ...it's probably the best book on the subject I've read ... it's full of useful tips' - East Riding of Yorkshire's TA Newsletter `A book founded in considerable experience... tackling the higher education experience itself: how to keep organized... advice is always valuable for people returning to learning at whatever level' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement `The book is littered with real-life examples, it will be hard to think of a scenario that has not been described and expanded upon. There are numerous activities to help you recognise and challenge your existing way of working' - Fiona Jukes, Spare Chair



A Handbook for Teaching Assistants

A Handbook for Teaching Assistants Author Glenys Fox
ISBN-10 9781317296768
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 192
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This revised new edition provides essential guidance for all teaching assistants, especially those who are new to the job, and to the teachers working with them. Glenys Fox details the roles and responsibilities of the TA, as well as providing helpful advice on how to best support the teacher, the pupil, the curriculum and the school. This practical handbook will 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. This text enables the assistant and the teacher to work together more effectively in supporting and promoting the progress of children and young people. Written in light of recent research and updates in legislation, this guide will ensure that: teaching assistants know what to expect of colleagues, and vice versa pupils are given the best possible support by teaching assistants who understand their needs teaching assistants and teachers are able to work together effectively to support the learning of all children, especially children who have special educational needs and disabilities any training received is relevant and helpful. A Handbook for Teaching Assistants is an ideal textbook for training, as well as a useful classroom handbook for teaching assistants working in early years, primary and secondary settings.



Teaching Assistant s Handbook

Teaching Assistant s Handbook Author Louise Burnham
ISBN-10 0435463713
Release 2004
Pages 306
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Covering mandatory and optional units, this book provides teaching assistants what they need to know. It covers guidelines and advice for assistants supporting children with English as a second language. It also includes illustrations, photographs and case studies relevant to those working in secondary schools.



Teaching Assistant s Handbook Primary Edition

Teaching Assistant s Handbook  Primary Edition Author Janet Kay
ISBN-10 0826479898
Release 2005-12-08
Pages 224
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Teachers And Assistants Working Together

Teachers And Assistants Working Together Author Vincett, Karen
ISBN-10 9780335216956
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 200
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“Few areas of education can equal the growth rate of that forteaching assistants over the past seven years, doubling to more than133,000 in England between 1997 to 2004. TAs are vital in thedevelopment of inclusive education, yet their status, pay, conditions,qualifications and their relationship with classroom teachers are all ofdeep concern in the majority of cases. This excellent, practical bookis a welcome and much-needed authoritative study of the allimportantrelationship between TA and teacher.†Mark Vaughan OBE, Founder and Co-Director,Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education "This is an excellent book, founded in action research that enables it to go beyond the "seat-of-the-pants" methodology that informs much material on TA/teacher partnerships." TES This book is for teachers and teaching assistants seeking to improve theways in which they work together to meet the needs of children in theirclasses. It outlines the thinking behind the employment of teachingassistants in the classroom and spells out some of the teamworkingopportunities and problems that can arise. Drawing on original research, itexplores ways in which teachers and teaching assistants can worktogether to support children's learning and examines different models ofworking together. This unique book provides: Highly effective models for working together, tried and tested in schools A practical section with activities, hand-outs and photocopiableresources that teachers can use to develop these models in theirown schools This is a key text for classroom teachers, teaching assistants, traineeteachers and postgraduate education students, and those studying forfoundation degrees for teaching assistants. It is also of use to parents,headteachers, educational psychologists, and other support personnel.



The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff

The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff Author Chris Lee
ISBN-10 9781473903364
Release 2010-11-17
Pages 136
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By providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind behaviour management, followed by suggestions for successful strategies to use in the classroom, this book gives the reader the confidence to manage the challenging behaviour of children and young people in educational contexts. Written specifically for teaching assistants and support staff, this book covers behaviour, motivation and discipline issues with their specific role and position in mind. Supported by the views and responses of current students on Foundation Degrees and those working towards HLTA status, the book reflects the difficulties, dilemmas and successes of this vital group of people working in today's classrooms. There are three main types of teaching assistant: the discipliner; the negotiator; the counsellor. This book helps the reader to find their own behaviour management style, and their own way of working. Useful features include: - chapter objectives - exercises and activities - case studies - further reading. This book is idea for those studying on a Foundation Degree, working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or anyone working in a supporting role in a Primary or Secondary setting. Chris Lee was until recently Senior Lecturer in Education and Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth. He has taught in secondary and special schools, and continues to work with teachers on issues of bullying and behaviour management. He is now a freelance educational consultant.



The Good Schools Guide

The Good Schools Guide Author Ralph Lucas
ISBN-10 1909963038
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 1632
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The Good Schools Guide has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Good Schools Guide also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Good Schools Guide book for free.



The Teaching Assistant s Guide

The Teaching Assistant s Guide Author Michelle Lowe
ISBN-10 9781134282142
Release 2006-08-21
Pages 176
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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.



The Essential Guide for New Teaching Assistants

The Essential Guide for New Teaching Assistants Author Anne Watkinson
ISBN-10 9781135176624
Release 2010-01-04
Pages 144
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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.



A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant

A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant Author Maureen Parker
ISBN-10 9781446241134
Release 2009-04-22
Pages 240
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'This new edition helps the reader better understand their role in the school and classroom, in the complex and constantly changing world of education. It provides excellent support for helping the reader develop greater effectiveness in their classroom practice, both through exploring the theory that underpins the topics covered and by providing practical support and advice' - Gianna Knowles, Co-ordinator for the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support and Primary Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Chichester If you're studying for a Foundation Degree or seeking Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, this is the book you need on your shelf. Containing guidance for students and Teaching Assistants (TAs) on working with colleagues, supporting pupils and supporting learning, this fully revised edition has been expanded to include five new chapters on: - distributed Leadership for the TA/HLTA; - behaviour management; - inclusion (linking with the Every Child Matters agenda); - supporting emotional health and well-being; - supporting curriculum subjects. In addition to these new chapters, the book will help you to understand and participate in change, enhance the role of the TA, and use ICT to support learning. Packed with practical activities, case studies and links to the new HLTA standards, this essential text will develop your professional capabilities and help you put theory into practice.



The Teaching Assistant s Guide to Effective Interaction

The Teaching Assistant   s Guide to Effective Interaction Author Paula Bosanquet
ISBN-10 9781317517177
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 130
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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.



Doing Action Research

Doing Action Research Author Claire Taylor
ISBN-10 9781847878243
Release 2006-09-18
Pages 112
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'The clear intention of the authors is to motivate, persuade and give confidence to those who might otherwise think that research can only be carried out by teams of university staff' - ESCalate Most Teaching Assistants (TAs) studying for Foundation Degrees need to do Action Research projects. This book acts as an introduction to research methods, and will be especially useful if you are doing such work for the first time. It: " introduces the basic principles and practice of research methods; " provides an overview of the processes involved in Action Research; " shows you how to identify an issue, design and carry out a course of action and evaluate the impact of this action; " uses real case studies from practising TAs. The content of the book relates to both Early Years and Primary settings, and there are case studies from a variety of settings. Anyone studying for a Foundation Degree, or working towards HLTA status, will find this book meets their needs. Claire Taylor is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln. Min Wilkie is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Educational Studies for Teaching Assistants at the University of Leicester. Judith Baser has worked in a wide range of educational settings, including 5 years as a teaching assistant. More recently, she has run training courses for teaching assistants in ways to support children's learning and development.



A Teaching Assistant s Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3

A Teaching Assistant s Guide to Completing NVQ Level 3 Author Susan Bentham
ISBN-10 9781317857716
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 304
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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

Teaching Assistant s Handbook Author Teena Kamen
ISBN-10 034095938X
Release 2008
Pages 297
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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. It also includes exercises to develop the TA's personal and professional skills as well as key tasks which contribute to portfolio of evidence. Ideal for all Level 2 and 3 NVQ and SVQ Teaching Assistants and support staff, Teaching Assistant's Handbook 2nd edition is fully updated in line with the new National Occupational Standards.



Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants Author Rob Webster
ISBN-10 9781317442127
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 152
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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.



Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters Author Rita Cheminais
ISBN-10 9781134047079
Release 2008-04-02
Pages 152
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This essential and ground-breaking resource for all practising and aspiring teaching assistants brings together all the crucial information necessary to support the full diversity of learners, from Early Years to Key Stage 4 in one comprehensive volume. Based on the revised National Occupational Standards for teaching assistants, this book effectively supports the personalised learning and Every Child Matters (ECM) well being of children and young people in schools. Coverage includes: an overview of the Every Child Matters change for children programme and how this informs the role of the teaching assistant working in multi-disciplinary school personalised learning and well being teams applying existing practical strategies to develop children and young people’s skills as confident, collaborative and independent learners who experience positive ECM outcomes monitoring and evaluating the impact of teaching assistant support in improving the ECM outcomes how teaching assistants can meet the requirements of the OFSTED inspection process. This accessible, user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable materials, templates, and positive solution-focused advice to support busy teaching assistants. Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants provides a clear description of what the ECM agenda means for TAs and how it will impact on their role. It is also a valuable resource for all those line managing and supporting the continuing professional development of teaching assistants, from local authorities, FE and HE organisations.



Guerilla Guide to Teaching 2nd Edition

Guerilla Guide to Teaching 2nd Edition Author Sue Cowley
ISBN-10 0826492924
Release 2007-06-05
Pages 384
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"There should be a copy in every staffroom... In short it's invaluable: keep it under lock or key, or your colleagues will pinch it." TES "This book will help you negotiate the minefield that is the teaching profession. It's realistic, practical and stuffed with valuable information." Sue Cowley This is the definitive teaching resource for trainees everywhere. Drawing on the advice of professionals from every sphere of education, teaching guru, Sue Cowley, presents a vivid insider's guide to surviving in teaching - from preparing for teaching practice and finding a job, to planning lessons and managing behaviour, right through to grappling with ICT and progressing your career Illustrated throughout with checklists, real-life documents and a series of interviews with people working in education, this is the most user-friendly, entertaining and realistic book on teaching ever published. The second edition of this classic text has been fully up-dated and boasts a new chapter on 'teaching and learning', a series of new interviews and an edu-speak jargon-buster.