ERIC Number: ED467783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Let's Team Up! A Checklist for Paraeducators, Teachers and Principals. NEA Checklist Series.
This checklist is designed to help paraeducators, teachers, and principals understand their roles and responsibilities as they relate to each other. It offers tips for teachers on working effectively with paraeducators, practical suggestions for paraeducators on clarifying their jobs and relationships with students and school staff, and advice for principals on the administrative supervision of paraeducators. Five sections focus on: "Introduction" (e.g., how the checklist can be beneficial and who should use it); "The Paraeducator's Role" (e.g., major responsibilities, learning school policies and procedures, working with teachers and supervisors, and performing assigned tasks); "The Teacher's Role" (e.g., major responsibilities, beginning the school year, managing paraeducators, assigning tasks, and giving feedback); "The Principal's Role" (e.g., major responsibilities, hiring paraeducators, creating a professional climate, and supporting the teacher-paraeducator team); "A Winning Team" (reasons to team up, 10 characteristics of an effective team, breaking in a new team member, and promoting and assessing the team); and "Resources" (books, articles, videos, Web sites, and organizations). (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Principals, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teachers, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.