What is a teacher assistant?

Answer A teacher assistant helps teachers with clerical, instructional and supervisory tasks in the classroom. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. employed 1.3 million teacher assi... Read More »

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Can a teacher assistant be in a classroom without a teacher?

Teacher assistants can spend time in the classroom without the supervising teacher present. There are times when the supervising teacher should be in the class to observe both the assistant and the... Read More »

What is the role of a teacher assistant?

Teaching is a time-consuming and challenging profession that brings with it many responsibilities. It is an assistant's role to support the classroom instructor by taking on some of the workload an... Read More »

What are the requirements for being a teacher assistant?

Teacher assistants, also known as paraprofessionals or teacher aides, provide instructional and clerical support in a school. As of 2010, the educational and training requirements are not as rigoro... Read More »

What Are the Duties of an Illinois Preschool Teacher Assistant?

Childcare centers and preschools throughout Illinois hire part-time and full-time teacher assistants to work with children and professional educators. Education and work experience requirements for... Read More »