Teacher assistants also are called teacher aides, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, education assistants and paraeducators.
Generally, teachers introduce new material to students, and teacher assistants help reinforce the lessons by working with individual students or small groups of students. For example, after the teacher presents a lesson, a teacher assistant may help a small group of students as they try to master the material.
Teachers may seek feedback from assistants to monitor students’ progress. Some teachers and teacher...
Educational requirements, which vary by school district and position, range from a high school diploma to an associate’s degree.
Teacher assistants may spend some time outside, when students are at recess or getting on and off the bus. Those who work with special education students may need to lift the students at certain times.