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:
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.
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