Teaching Assistants' Box of Tricks (9780863574214)
Successful and Engaging Strategies for Science Teaching Assistants
Designed to give teaching assistants engaging activities that help them to support pupils in science lessons
Jo Foster with Sarah Van Baalen
This is a book for teaching assistants and for teachers; it is full of ideas and strategies that can be freely shared between both – and will be most effective if these strategies become part of the everyday support available to learners in the classroom. A variety of activities are provided
that could be used to generate evidence of pupil achievement in ways other than just written tasks, as well as strategies to develop pupil writing.
The authors discuss the situations that face teaching assistants daily and provide a wealth of practical strategies that work to move learners on.
The strategies are supported by information on:
- the role of teaching assistants
- organisation and planning of classroom support
- a briefing on progression
- levelness and gradeness
- ideas for sharing good practice
- becoming a higher level teaching assistant.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains a wealth of additional material including PowerPoint presentations, an Essay Organiser template and a range of other resources in Word and PDF format that support the activities described in the book.
If you want a handbook that gives you confidence in understanding levels, ideas for use within group work and whole classes or ideas for managing discussions then this is the book for you! A wonderful easy- to- use everyday guide for science teaching assistants.
By Annie Squires (Year 6 Teacher)