How to become a teacher's aide

Handle care and offer extra supervision to children in different settings, such as preschool or special education classrooms or organisations

What does a teacher's aide do?

A teachers aide is an asset to a teacher as they are required to perform duties not necessarily associated with actual instruction. A teachers aide serves as an added adult to handle care and offer extra supervision to children in different settings, most often in preschool or special education classrooms or organisations.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist individual children with social, emotional, or behavioural skills that are needed.
  • Attend extra-curricular activities in a supervisory role.
  • Direct supervision of students during different times throughout the school or program day.
  • Nurture students in both academic and non-academic activities during program hours..
  • Provide help to the lead teacher with non-teaching duties such as handing out papers, arts and crafts, or lunch duties

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