Elementary School Teaching Assistant

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  • Assist students with integration into the classroom and school setting
  • Help students individually or in small groups with assignments and reinforce learning and retention concepts under the supervision of classroom teacher
  • May assist students with special needs using techniques such as sign language, Braille and remedial programs
  • Monitor and report student progress to classroom teacher
  • Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips
  • May assist teacher in the operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual or electronic equipment
  • May assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by school principal
  • May monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day.

Secondary School Teaching Assistant

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  • Help prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
  • Learn how to teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
  • Assist with assigning and correcting homework
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests
  • Observe how to evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of remedial programs for students requiring extra help
  • Observe staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • May learn how to teach and evaluate students through distance or online courses
  • May learn how to counsel students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
  • May supervise student teachers.

Pre-School Worker

  • Learn how to develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children
  • Help lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, taking children to local points of interest and providing opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity
  • Familiarize self with steps needed to plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children
  • Learn to assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members
  • Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioural problems and prepare reports for parents, guardians or supervisor
  • Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with co-workers and community service providers working with children
  • May help plan and organize activities for school-age children in child-care programs before and after regular school hours
  • May supervise and co-ordinate activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants.