Teachers and TAs Working Together

Whether you work as a teacher with a teaching assistant, or as a teaching assistant to a full time teacher, it can sometimes be difficult to find time to discuss education together. In many schools teachers and teaching assistants do not spend enough time together and often only get to communicate during class. We’ve put together a few good tips to help teachers and teaching assistants to work together to help your pupils.

Working as a Team

At the end of the day, the education and the wellbeing of your pupils is what matters most, so it is important to present a united front in educating your pupils.  Try to add or expand upon points already made and if you disagree or have a different method of teaching, try to discuss it in private instead of talking over the other person.

Communication Is Important

If you don’t seem to have much time to communicate between the TA or Teacher, it is important that you find time outside of school to at least get to know each other a little better. If you are working in close capacity on a long term basis, getting to know how the other person works is always a good idea.

 

Talk Through Any Issues

If you have any concerns or issues, whether it is with the other teacher or one of the pupils, make sure to talk it out. You can’t make any progress if these problems are not highlighted and if it is causing you unnecessary stress or worry, then it is better to talk about it. You never know, it may just be down to a misunderstanding!

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