FAQs for TAs: Practical Advice and Working Solutions for Teaching Assistants, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

FAQs for TAs

Practical Advice and Working Solutions for Teaching Assistants, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Holmes


192 pages

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FAQs for TAs is a friendly and accessible guide covering the core questions that both new and existing teaching assistants may have about their jobs.

Arranged in question and answer format, it covers all the essential information that teaching assistants need to know in an easily accessible book. It includes:

  • the themes of becoming a teaching assistant (training and funding possibilities, finding vacancies and getting through the selection process)
  • what the job entails
  • getting started, managing workload
  • dealing with behaviour
  • working with colleagues.

Differing from others on the market in that it focuses specifically on the core ‘need to know’ items for TAs, this book is authoritative and reassuring - delivering exactly what TAs need to help them on the job. It also explores areas of possible future development and career progression combined with sources of further information.


'Aimed at people who are thinking of becoming teaching assistants and those new to the job, this book has plenty of useful information.' - Learning Support Magazine

Table of Contents

1. The Role of the TA 2. The Job-Hunting Process 3. Starting Work as a TA 4. All about Workload 5. Working with Children 6. All about Behaviour 7. Personal Issues 8. Working with Colleagues and Parents 9. Career Development 10. Hot Education Topics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Classroom Management
EDUCATION / Professional Development