How to Become a Teacher's Aide(3 courses)
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Definition of Teacher's Aide
A Teacher’s Aide works under the supervision of a classroom teacher to support the teacher’s efforts and provide additional attention and instruction to the students. They carry out non-teaching duties such as care and supervision of children, preparation of learning areas and grading papers based on the teacher’s guidelines.
The Teacher’s Aide facilitates and participates in learning activities, enforces classroom rules and monitors student conduct. They organise and maintain the classroom and resources, assisting with the integration of new technology; helping to set up computers, projectors and video monitors for example.
Another major role of a Teacher’s Aide is to assist with students’ comprehension, particularly those with learning, behavioural or physical difficulties. Helping to meet the needs of ‘mainstreamed’ special education students may require the Teacher’s Aide to make modifications to lessons, such as reading tests out loud or sitting with students outside of class to allow for more time to finish exercises and assessments.
What are the responsibilities of a Teacher's Aide ?
- Assisting with day-to-day tasks, such as taking attendance, collecting and distributing homework and recording grades.
- Preparing learning areas for lessons and recreation.
- Facilitating learning activities, providing demonstrations and supervision.
- Organising and maintaining classroom, materials and information for lessons.
- Enforcing school and classroom rules, guiding student behaviour and conduct.
- Providing assistance to special education students with learning, behavioural or physical difficulties.
- Working with individual students to enhance social skills and promote good behaviour.
- Setting up classroom technology, such as computers, televisions and projectors.
Career Outlook for Teacher's Aide
The average age of people working as is 46 with 12.00% of them being male. 27.30% of are employed full-time and they typically work around 33.6 hours per week.
Unemployment is average and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around $927 per week Before Tax. In 2015 there were 92,800 working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be very strong, with numbers around 114,700 in 2020.