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1st Edition

Practical Tips for Teaching Assistants

ISBN 9780415354721
Published December 22, 2005 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

Packed full of practical suggestions, tips, advice and up-to-date factual information, this book provides a trouble-shooting guide to help teaching assistants deal with a wide variety of classroom situations. Issues and dilemmas confronted in the book include:

  • who’s who in the school
  • self esteem
  • how to use individual learning styles to support students and those with special needs
  • dealing with unacceptable behaviour
  • coping with the job and personal development.

Whether read from cover to cover or used as a quick reference tool for looking up specific concerns, this is an essential book for all teaching assistants in primary, secondary and special needs schools, those starting out, and teaching assistants enrolled on training programmes such as NVQ 2, NVQ 3 and the higher level teaching assistant's award.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Getting Started: Finding Your Way Around  2. Supporting the School  3. Strategies for Enhancing Learning  4. Strategies for Supporting Literacy  5. Strategies for Supporting Numeracy  6. Improving Unacceptable Behaviour  7. Tips for Supporting Students with Special Needs  8. On Being a Teaching Assistant  Glossary  Additional Resources  Bibliography

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Susan Bentham is presently Head of Psychology at Bognor Regis Community College Adult Education where she teaches a variety of Psychology related courses. She has many years’ experience of teaching and training Teaching Assistants. She is the author of two books for RoutledgeFalmer and is currently working on a third book entitled A Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour in the Classroom.

Roger Hutchins is a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Senco) at two Primary Schools.