How to Support & Manage Teaching Assistants
Practical advice for teachers and management teams who have teaching assistants at their disposal.
Having a teaching assistant at your disposal is surely the ultimate classroom luxury – an extra pair of hands to call on wherever and whenever they are needed. But making effective of this precious resource makes its own demands on both schools and teachers. And whilst there is no shortage of training for the TA, the teacher’s need for help in acquiring management skills and adapting work practises has often been overlooked.
Full of practical and sympathetic advice for both class teachers and senior management teams, this book covers:
-Recent developments in the role and status of TAs.
-Appointing a TA.
-Induction and support for new TAs.
-Managing the TA in the classroom.
-Ideas for getting the most out of TA support in Literacy and Numeracy.
-Developing happy and successful working relationships with Tas.
About the author:
After teaching for 15 years, Veronica Birkett worked as an advisory teacher, supporting pupils with special educational needs, their teachers and teaching assistants. She now works as an educational consultant, trainer and writer.
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