Describe own role and responsibilities and those of others in the team My role of a Teaching Assistant is extremely important in the class room. I am there to support the pupils and the teacher in charge as well as other staff working in the school. A teaching assistant is responsible for preparing the class room ready for the day ahead as well as clearing the classroom after the school day. The Teaching assistant is required to float between pupils helping them to confidently complete their work and tasks set. We are also required to sometimes work with individual groups of pupils on set tasks or individually with pupils who need one to one support.
There are many negative situations which often happen in a structured setting, such as the classroom, that causes teachers to have to do more than just teach. Teachers should have their classrooms set up with ideas and learning centers that will help students with their learning. There is not just one guideline on how the classroom should be set up. Different teachers have different learning techniques. Most teachers find what works for them and this is how they teach.
This helps the children to enjoy their learning a little more. It is also a teacher’s responsibility to build up a communicative relationship with parents as this helps whilst guiding the children in the classroom and a t home. My role Teaching assistant: the teaching assistant has the responsibility of aiding the teacher where necessary during lessons, trips and other school activities. They also may have the duty of assisting small groups of children in lessons on their own and helping with interventions in topics such as numeracy and literacy. The teaching assistant is also the post of call for parents if the teacher requires it.
And it’s all part of the learning process. 3.7 1.5 Observing pupils is a very important part of teaching, it is done by the teacher and assistant, they focus on how the children are progressing in a lesson, they do this so they can see how much is understood, and work towards the next step in the child’s education. This information is used to build up an on-going plan of learning activities and can be used for future learning goals. Children are then set into different working capabilities. There will be ones who can work independently and ones who will need extra help; they will be supported by the teaching assistant.
Keeping records is a very important reflexive tool for both teachers and learners in the educational setting. Accurate records taken throughout a course enables both teacher and students to continually reassess the effectiveness of the teaching/learning relationship by giving an ongoing measure against which to view learning objectives. Records indicate whether pupils have learnt what has been taught and are making sufficient progress with the course; who needs more help or is ready for more extensive work by assessing better or worse progress than expected; and whether teachers need to refine any aspects of their teaching by assessing successes or shortcomings where teaching needs to be strengthened. Attendance data taken on a close protection course gives an idea of where students may fall behind with learning outcomes through non attendance. Identifying non attendance could indicate a problem external to the teaching setting which may benefit from referral to other professionals or could point to students’ dissatisfaction with the teaching style which could be addressed by reassessing the teaching methods used in order to promote more inclusive practice.
In life we come across many teachers. Some we will hate and some we will adore. It is required to develop some type of relationship with the teacher to succeed in the class, especially for students who continue their education after high school. Experiencing many teachers in life, students will come across many teachers. In truth, there are three types of teachers: Informative, nonchalant and friendly.
It will be greatly beneficial for the teacher and the student as both parties will gain a greater awareness of the student’s understanding level through the student’s explanation. It is a very useful tool for formative assessment as the student and teacher are both monitoring the student’s progress. The teacher will be able to discover any of the student misconceptions and automatically implement methods in the next lessons to correct them and ensure a more stable foundation for further learning to developed upon in the future. However, as beneficial as the interviews are in gaining insight into the student’s minds, the interviews will take up too much classroom time. For the clinical interview to work, the teacher must interview every student in the classroom for 10-20 minutes each, which will take away precious class time from the teacher and students.
It is important to be knowledgeable of the school curriculum and age related expectations of pupils. Different pupils have different needs; supported students may have specific learning needs (ALN Register) and some may be capable of exceeding expectations of age and curriculum. K4. It is important to know clearly what the teachers aims and objectives and where they fit in the shceme of work. Regular discussions with the class teacher regarding the scheme of work and knowing how they want you to support the class.
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
Managerial Skills (Time Management) Working as a teacher requires excellent time management skills. Teachers need to balance the long-term goals of the classroom, the immediate educational needs of the students and the large volume of paperwork that comes with every assignment. Between writing lesson plans, grading exams and actually teaching, teachers often feel that it is impossible to fit everything into the allotted time frame. Although the career path seems to have too much work for the number of hours in a day, it is possible to manage the situation and clear extra time in the classroom and outside of class. With effective time management skills, teachers can increase their productivity and provide a better education for their students.