If you’re champing at the bit to get started on your journey towards becoming a teacher’s aide, you’ve got lots of study ahead of you, however, that’s not all you should be thinking about. You should also be considering what life will actually be like after you’ve finished your teacher’s aide course and you’re doing the job for real.
Having the right perspective on things is also important when you start working with children every day, as there will, for sure, be challenging days for you to overcome. To help you in this regard, we’re now going to go through five things that you should take on board so that you’re able to make it through the bad days as well as the good.
Tip 1 - There Will Be Bad Days
You’ll learn lots of interesting stuff on your teacher’s aide course, but what you need to remember is that there will be some bad days - like with any job. There will be days when things don’t go quite as planned or the children you work with start misbehaving, but it’s vital that you don’t get discouraged by it, as it’s something of an occupational hazard.
Tip 2 - You’re Not Going to Know Everything
New teaching assistants often stress over the fact that they’re not going to know the answers to questions from kids in their class. Don’t worry, as it’s not an exam and you can go and find out quite easily if you need to. Plus, as an adult, there’s a very good chance you know more than they do about the subjects you cover.
Tip 3 - Don’t Wing It
As your teacher’s aide course training will tell you, when it comes to lessons, it’s always wise to plan. The very best teachers will always put time into preparation so that things don’t get missed. Fail to plan and you plan to fail - it’s a well-used adage, but one that absolutely applies in the classroom setting.
Tip 4 - Learn the Names of Your Students
When you really connect with the children in your class, that’s when they start turning to you naturally when they need help. However, if you’re constantly calling all the kids ‘you’, making those connections can be quite tricky to achieve. Learn everyone’s names early on and you’ll have no such problems.
Tip 5 - Get Help When You Need It
A good teacher’s aide course will give you the ins and outs of what you need to know to become a teaching assistant, but it can’t possibly teach you everything. There will be things you don’t know, as with any new job, so don’t be afraid to reach out to teachers and other, more experienced teacher’s aides to get the answers you need.
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