A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant
- Maureen Parker - University of Plymouth, UK
- Chris Lee - Former Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth
- Stuart Gunn - Former Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth
- Kitty Heardman - University of Plymouth, UK
- Rachael Hincks - University of Plymouth, UK
- Mary Pittman - Freelance Consultant
- Mark Townsend - University of Plymouth, UK
Foundation Degrees | Learning Support/Teaching Assistants
If you're studying for a Foundation Degree or seeking Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, this is the book you need on your shelf. Containing guidance for students and Teaching Assistants (TAs) on working with colleagues, supporting pupils and supporting learning, this fully revised edition has been expanded to include five new chapters on:
- distributed Leadership for the TA/HLTA;
- behaviour management;
- inclusion (linking with the Every Child Matters agenda);
- supporting emotional health and well-being;
- supporting curriculum subjects.
In addition to these new chapters, the book will help you to understand and participate in change, enhance the role of the TA, and use ICT to support learning. Packed with practical activities, case studies and links to the new HLTA standards, this essential text will develop your professional capabilities and help you put theory into practice.
'This new edition helps the reader better understand their role in the school and classroom, in the complex and constantly changing world of education. It provides excellent support for helping the reader develop greater effectiveness in their classroom practice, both through exploring the theory that underpins the topics covered and by providing practical support and advice' - Gianna Knowles, Co-ordinator for the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support and Primary Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Chichester
This book is in a practical toolkit form and is particularly useful when teaching foundation degree or HLTA level as it explores TA from a contemporary perspective and is mapped to HLTA standards. It is an interesting read in its own right and sectioned into roles, responsibilities, relationships, supporting pupils, supporting learning and supporting the curriculum.
I have found this book very useful with theory and practice.
Clearly written, relevant topics and helpful activities
Extremely useful on both a theoretical and practical level
Very relevant text
Excellent text, that is easy to follow and will help learners with the knowledge and understanding in the Level Three qualification.
Helpful book - recommended as part of wider range of helpful books
An excellent resource for those studying Foundation Degree Learning Support. Covers areas such as behaviour management, inclusion, supporting national curriculum subjects, supporting pupils and roles and responsibilities. Provides practical activities and encourages reflection.
Very useful and links to many modules on the course.