ERIC Number: ED450098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Teacher's Guide to Working with Paraeducators and Other Classroom Aides.
Morgan, Jill; Ashbaker, Betty Y.
This book provides advice and activities to help forge productive working relationships between teachers and paraeducators. Chapter 1, "Leading the Classroom Instructional Team," examines teacher responsibilities as leaders of classroom instructional teams, discussing how their new roles as paraeducator supervisors can mesh with more traditional roles. Chapter 2, "Assigning Roles and Responsibilities," examines the process of identifying roles and responsibilities for paraeducators. Chapter 3, "Improving Communications," considers different approaches and experiences adults bring to classrooms and how they influence effective communication. Chapter 4, "Monitoring the Quality of Your Paraeducator's Work"; chapter 5, "Providing On-the-Job Training"; and chapter 6, "Creating a Feedback Loop," describe the process of assessing paraeducator skills and abilities, providing training, and establishing procedures for giving and receiving feedback. Chapter 7, "The Logistics"; chapter 8, "Troubleshooting"; and chapter 9, "Practicing What You've Learned," examine practical concerns. The first seven chapters provide suggestions for translating chapter subject matter into specific classroom situations, offering fill-in-the-blank forms that can serve as the basis of self-improvement plans and help teachers set personal goals related to supervisory roles. A list of organizations that provide useful information for paraeducators and teachers is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Interpersonal Communication, On the Job Training, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Supervision, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.