Educational Assistants

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The following resources have been developed for use in schools, in relation to Educational Assistant supports.


Roles and Responsibilities

As the role of support staff increases in scope and complexity, so does the need to ensure that staff have the tools to do their jobs.

Explicit definition of the duties for which Teachers and Educational Assistants are responsible as well as joint responsibilities is essential.


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Relationships

Making the relationships within a learning community is a shared responsibility. It isn’t always simple, but it’s crucial to the well-being and academic growth of all students.


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Diagnosis & Strategies

Understanding the impact and implications diagnosis made by psychologists, medical practitioners, etc. may have on student learning, social/emotional behaviour and the classroom environment is critical to understanding and supporting our students.


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Supporting Learning in the Classroom

Highly effective teaching and learning environments require not only a team commitment to relationships but also a thorough understanding of both the Educational Assistant and Teacher roles and responsibilities. The two are intrinsically connected and must be equally valued to have maximum impact for teaching and learning.


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Responsive Behaviour Support

Supportive learning environments require that we ensure a safe and caring environment where all learners can thrive. We must have responsive school wide structures and processes for identifying and responding to the needs of all students.


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