Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education

Also called: Bilingual Teacher Aide, Classroom Aide, Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant), Education Paraprofessional, Educational Assistant

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Teaching assistants for preschool, elementary, middle, and secondary school assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

 

 

  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Assist librarians in school libraries.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Clean classrooms.
  • Collect money from students for school-related projects.
  • Conduct demonstrations to teach skills, such as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
  • Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories and assist students with hardware and software use.
  • Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
  • Operate and maintain audio-visual equipment.
  • Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.
  • Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids, such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas and submit outlines to teachers for review.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, supervised role-playing methods, or by reading aloud.
  • Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Teach social skills to students.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Type, file, and duplicate materials.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Assist other educational professionals with projects or research.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Maintain clean work areas.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
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Technology

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Office suite software
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Word processing software
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