Level 2 Teaching Assistant
33 Valley Drive
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A teaching assistant will carry out a range of practical and administrative tasks, which under the supervision of the class teacher help promote effective learning and teaching.
The four main areas that a teaching assistant contribute are:- 1. Supporting the teacher 2. Supporting the pupil 3. Supporting the school 4. Supporting the curriculum
A learning environment can either support or detract from the efforts of the teacher, a teaching assistant can contribute to maintaining an effective learning environment by:- 1. Keeping classroom resources in good …show more content…
Supervising pupils working on media projects 4. Working computer software 5. Using a camera to take pictures of class work 6. Setting up and operating tape recorders, filmstrip projectors 7. Making transparencies for the overhead projector 8. Preparing posters, charts and other visual aids
A Teaching Assistant should also preview presentations before using them in class, as the material should be appropriate for the age and stage of the children using them and make sure that copyright laws have not been broken.
In addition they should:- 1. Ensure the learning environment is safe and free of hazards during practical activities 2. Ensure equipment and materials are used properly to support the students learning needs 3. Ensure equipment and materials are stored in a safe manner when not in use 4. Assist in implementing appropriate safety procedures in an emergency
They should promote safe use of the internet and should teach responsible use when pupils are accessing the internet.
Amy Elizabeth Summers
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The role of a Teaching Assistant is to maximise learning, create a safe and positive learning environment and to minimise behaviour problems. I would contribute to the lesson by trying to achieve this goal in the following