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Who’s the most crucial figure in any given classroom? Most often, the teacher is the first person that springs into a person’s mind when asked that question. Naturally, you might think, but what about the other professional who’s also guiding, educating and supporting the children - the teacher’s aide?

The truth is that the teacher would not be able to do his or her job if the support their aide provides wasn’t there. Responsible for providing supervision, lesson prep, individual student guidance and more, it’s a role that contributes much to the productivity and smoothness of each period. 

So, let’s take a quick look into a few reasons why the typical classroom would be a lot worse off without the presence of a teacher’s aide…

Teachers Aides Add Value To The Teacher's Lesson

It will come as no surprise that teachers are very busy, with many administration tasks needing completion. However, with a teacher's aide to support them, teachers can share the time-consuming work of preparing lesson materials, giving them more time to work on other critical educational matters.

Teachers Aides Offer Another Pair Of Eyes On The Class

Another huge benefit a teaching assistant provides is offering another pair of eyes for supervision purposes. Kids are much less likely to misbehave when they know someone is always watching. A small detail but an important one nonetheless. 

Teacher's Aides Can Intervene With Struggling School Children

When a child struggle with the lessons being provided, they often need a little one-to-one time to overcome it. The problem is that when there's just the teacher present, they can’t provide this help without disrupting the whole class. Although, with a teacher’s aide there, they can intervene and provide the required assistance. 

A Less Stressed Teacher = Better Lessons.

In addition to making a significant contribution to the lives of students, teaching assistants also allow the teacher to be much less burdened and stressed. It goes without saying that a calmer teacher equates to a better learning experience, so the fact that this help provides tells you everything you need to know about their importance.

Want To Become A Teacher’s Aide? Learn With OCA!

When you become a teaching assistant, your work is vital to the education of young minds and is far from being secondary in terms of importance. So, if you like the sound of training to be one, we’re here to tell you that learning what you need to know is made that much easier with flexible learning from OCA.

Courses like our Teachers Aide Advanced Course give you the knowledge you need to get into the profession and enjoy a rewarding career in the sector. Like all of our online training, this is video-based, modular, CPD-approved and created in collaboration with top industry experts - something you can find out more about by visiting us at

However, if you’d prefer to talk to us prior to enrolling on one of our professional online courses that cover more than 20 different professional areas, give us a call today on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be happy to talk to you through your career change. Enquire now about becoming a teacher's aide.

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