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A Teacher's Guide to Working with Paraeducators and Other Classroom Aides

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Paraeducators—also known as teacher aides, teaching assistants, and instruction assistants—are playing an increasingly important role in schools. Most teachers, however, have never been trained to work effectively with other adults in their classrooms. In A Teacher's Guide to Working with Paraeducators and Other Classroom Aides, Jill Morgan and Betty Y. Ashbaker provide straightforward advice and focused activities that can help forge productive working relationships between teachers and paraeducators. The authors cover key topics related to working with and supervising paraeducators, including how to assign responsibilities, communicate, monitor quality of work, provide on-the-job training, and create a feedback loop. Tips from practicing teachers explain ways to find the time to effectively supervise paraeducators. The authors discuss how the supervisory techniques involved in working with paraeducators are similar to—and different from—those that teachers use with students.

Table of contents

Leading the Classroom Instructional Team

Assigning Roles and Responsibilities

Improving Communications

Monitoring the Quality of Your Paraeducator's Work

Providing On-the-Job Training

Book details

Product No.
100236E4
ISBN
978-0-87120-505-6
Release Date
February 2001
Page Count

Topics in this book

Professional Learning