Unit TDA 301
2.3 Explain the differences between communicating with adults and comminicating with children and young people.
Communicating with children :
- Comminicate clear ,concise and appropriate to their ages, needs, abilities by using words and phrases they will understand - actively listening to children
- positive respond
- asking and answering questions to prompt responses and check understanding - adapt comminication to their language or sen
- concentrate what child is saying
- use not only verbal but non verbal communication skills like smile, nodding , eye contact etc. - Praise and encouragement
- Give support while communicating with children
Communicating with adult:
- use language that will be understood
- maintain professionalism and support to other adult
- make an eye contact and other non-verbal skills
- respect other ideas even if you not sure about them
- you can use other forms of communication: wrriten like email, letter, notices, text. - Avoid assumptions about adults (backgrounds)
- Summerise and confirm key points to ensure that you clear on whats happening - Resolve areas of poor comminication by disscusing them. - Comply with polices for confidentiality, sharing inrormation and data protection
Teaching Assistant Handbook level 2and 3 by Teena Kamen
Unit TDA 307
1. Compare the roles of the teacher and the learning support practitioner in assessment of learners achievements.
The main responslibity for a class teacher is to minitor, record and assess children achievement. They need to look after all class, get to know children and monitor how do they progress from term to term to be able to report it to parents and other staff. Assessment is ongoing process which will take different forms and in role of TA’s is to support teachers with a process. Class teacher provides plan for the lesson in which will put clear objectives so all children progress can be measured. Everyone present in the class need to be aware what those objective are. It is a good practice to display them on the start of each session. Its helping children to see what they learning about and also making it clear for a support staff to understand what they going to support.
2. Summerise the difference between formative and summative assessement. Formative : assessment is going on all the time. Its purpose is to provide feedback on what children are learning - observations
- using open- ended questions
- talk to your partner
- checking pupils understanding by asking questions
- engaging pupils in reviewing progress
Summative assessment is what pupil tend to focus on. It is the assessment, usually on completion of a term, year, school, which says whether or not pupil have "passed".
3. Explain the characteristics of assessement for learning.
Assessemnet for learning – informs and promotes the achievement of all children and encourages them to take responsibility for their own learning journey. The process involves sharing learning objectives with pupils, helping pupils to know and recognise the standards they are aiming for, involving pupils in peer and self assessment, providing feedback which leads to pupils recognising their next steps and how to take them, promoting confidence that every pupil can improve, involving both teacher and pupil in reviewing and reflecting on assessment information.
4. Explain the importance and benefits of assessement for learning. Assessement for learning is important because its benefits on pupil and teacher. -
Help pupils to reflect on their own learning and progress: understand and appreciate their strengths, abilities and areas for developmen, set individual targets. - Provide informatons for governors, parents and teachers. - Improve achievement
- Help current achievement
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