Primary Science For Teaching Assistants

Author: Rosemary Feasey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135394881
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Packed with practical activities, ideas and strategies to help you to enhance your pupils’ scientific understanding, this easy-to-use and accessible book has been specifically written for teaching assistants. Primary Science for Teaching Assistants: analyzes how you can develop scientific skills and understanding offers advice and guidance on pupil’s progression in science shows how to use and build on children’s ideas by questioning provides suggestions for practical work and cross-curricular links. Use this book whether you’re studying for qualifications or just keen to improve the support you already provide.

Primary Mathematics For Teaching Assistants

Author: Sylvia Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135395446
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This easy-to-use and accessible book has been specifically written for teaching assistants. It is packed with practical activities, ideas and strategies to help you to enhance your pupils’ numeracy and mathematics skills and build on your own subject knowledge. This book: includes a cross-curricular focus that shows how to stop pupils forgetting fundamental skills when changing subject suggests methods and ideas for assessment is written in line with the national strategies suggests activities for developing problem solving and thinking skills includes a breakdown of mathematical principles. Use this book whether you’re studying for qualifications or just keen to support your pupils better.

How To Be An Outstanding Primary Teaching Assistant

Author: Emma Davie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472934636
Size: 63.26 MB
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How to be an Outstanding Primary Teaching Assistant is packed full of advice, tips and strategies to help teaching assistants deliver outstanding support in the primary classroom. Written by an experienced teaching assistant, this book explores the diverse range of roles and responsibilities held by support staff in primary schools and provides guidance on how to tackle them successfully. It features tried-and-tested ideas that can be easily implemented and helps teaching assistants to build a toolbox of skills and strategies to support children throughout their school career, whatever their ability or need. This easy-to-use book includes creative advice on how best to assist the classroom teacher and the children they teach, including those with special educational needs, English as an additional language, or behavioural difficulties. It is an invaluable resource for newly qualified and more experienced teaching assistants.

Maximising The Impact Of Teaching Assistants

Author: Rob Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135086044
Size: 33.46 MB
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Teaching assistants have become an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown that school leaders and teachers are not making the most of this valued resource. Results from the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS) project showed that the more support pupils received from teaching assistants, the less academic progress they made. Yet it is not decisions made by the teaching assistants themselves, but decisions made by school leaders and teachers about how their support staff are used and prepared, which explains these provocative results. Prompted by the wake-up call the DISS project findings provided, this timely book of guidance will help school leaders and teachers in primary and secondary schools improve the way they use teaching assistants, and will add real value to what can be achieved in the classroom. Based on the authors’ collaborative work with schools in the Effective Deployment of Teaching Assistants (EDTA) project, this book provides essential, practical tools and classroom-tested strategies that will allow schools to conduct a fundamental review of current practice and provides a framework for reforming teaching assistant deployment and preparation, and the way they interact with pupils. Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants provides much-needed and well-informed guidance on how to unleash the huge potential of teaching assistants working in schools and is essential reading for all school leaders.

Children S Learning In Primary Schools

Author: Mike Cowdray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415536006
Size: 39.39 MB
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What does learning look like? What are different subjects really about? Why are transferable skills so important? How can we overcome the difficulties that children encounter in their learning? And what questions and prompts are likely to prove useful in helping children to get the most out of their lessons? The over-arching role of Teaching Assistants is to support teaching and learning in schools. To do this effectively, they need to understand the curriculum content of all the subjects in which they provide support and know what learning outcomes are sought. This accessible book provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that children learn in each subject in their primary years. Written with the non-subject specialist in mind, and drawing on research and best practice in the classroom, this extremely practical book aims to provide the reader with the information they need to: deliver focused lessons to individual pupils, groups, or the whole class; concentrate on the most important elements when making classroom resources; make valuable assessments of the children’s learning, and keep useful records of their achievements, progress and difficulties; take a full part in discussions with colleagues – selecting objectives, devising interesting activities and delivering exciting lessons in each of the subjects. Including a wide range of examples and activities, this book will prove an invaluable companion for all students working on STLS and Foundation Degree courses, and Teaching Assistants currently working in primary schools.

Read Write Inc Phonics

Author: Gill Munton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198371878
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These decodable stories provide practice for children learning to read. The Storybooks include texts in a range of engaging genres such as fairy tales, myths and legends, rhyming stories and familiar settings.

Primary Teaching Assistants Curriculum In Context

Author: Carrie Cable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136608222
Size: 21.53 MB
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Teaching assistants are uniquely placed to support children's involvement with learning through the curriculum. This book explores those issues that are central to that process. Specifically it examines: strategies for supporting learning and assessment in English, maths and science inclusive and imaginative practices in all areas of learning home and community contexts for learning working practices which support professional development. This book is written primarily for learning support sta.

Supporting And Supervising Your Teaching Assistant

Author: Jill Morgan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847063845
Size: 68.55 MB
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Teachers have a myriad of responsibilities and are often faced with the challenge of how to best use their Teaching Assistant in the classroom. This book provides a wealth of strategies that teachers can use in order to get the best out of their TA in order to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

Reassessing The Impact Of Teaching Assistants

Author: Peter Blatchford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136518428
Size: 10.21 MB
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Over the last decade, teaching assistants (TAs) have become an established part of everyday classroom life. TAs are often used by schools to help low-attaining pupils and those with special educational needs. Yet despite the huge rise in the number of TAs working in UK classrooms, very little is known about their impact on pupils. This key and timely text examines the impact of TAs on pupils’ learning and behaviour, and on teachers and teaching. The authors present the provocative findings from the ground-breaking and seminal Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS) project. This was the largest, most in-depth study ever to be carried out in this field. It critically examined the effect of TA support on the academic progress of 8,200 pupils, made extensive observations of nearly 700 pupils and over 100 TAs, and collected data from over 17,800 questionnaire responses and interviews with over 470 school staff and pupils. This book reveals the extent to which the pupils in most need are let down by current classroom practice. The authors present a robust challenge to the current widespread practices concerning TA preparation, deployment and practice, structured around a conceptually and empirically strong explanatory framework. The authors go on to show how schools need to change if they are to realise the potential of TAs. With serious implications not just for classroom practice, but also whole-school, local authority and government policy, this will be an indispensable text for primary, secondary and special schools, senior management teams, those involved in teacher training and professional development, policy-makers and academics.