Date
26 March 2019

Supporting TA to gather useful data

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Supporting and preparing teachers in their role’

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Utilise technologies

Utilise technologies

Encourage teachers to show TAs how they can use digital technologies to capture information to support planning.

Taking and sharing notes

Taking and sharing notes

Discuss ways teachers can keep communication flowing between themselves and the teacher aides, in between regular meetings.

Starting points for discussion:

  • Teacher aides can use sticky notes on students’ books and materials or comments in digital files to give feedback to teachers.
  • Designate a notebook (either digital or hard copy) so that each team member can enter information, observations, and questions and can read what others have written.
  • Email observations.
  • Take photos and annotate them.

Source: Adapted from Welcome to the classroom: An information and communication guide for teachers and one-to-one paraprofessionals (opens in a new tab/window)

Teach active listening

Teach active listening

Encourage teachers to involve teacher aides in gathering specific data on students’ learning.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Assessment for learning sheet

Publisher: Centre for Inclusive Education

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