On the Job
Teacher Assistants deliver services to students or parents. They work under the direction of teachers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Assist other educational professionals with projects or research.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
- Teach life skills.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Teach physical education.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
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