Support staff and children
- Ask closed questions
- Fill the void by talking too much
- Not give time to pupils to answer questions
- Felt that task completion was paramount to everything else
- Developing dispositions which will help children through life
- Having a broader view of intelligence
- Seeing education that happens not just in school but everywhere
- Viewing teachers as teachers and researchers
- Being able to self-regulate
- Take responsibility for yourself and not blame others
- To have persistence even in the face of challenges
- To see the value of cooperation
- To be constantly enquiring and curious
“…sharing any useful tips and tricks that they know about students, which may be beneficial to them (while respecting the child’s privacy) – it may be something as simple as ‘This student works better when they’re allowed to x’ or ‘they need to be sent the PowerPoint in advance’” – Ayeasha Cindy
In the next Steps, you’ll investigate some of the topics which feature in the DISS project and relate to this Week’s topics’, starting with the importance of asking the right questions. In Step 4.8, you exercised your listening skills where we asked you to use questions that would open a conversation and allow the speaker to talk at length. Did you feel this was easy to do or did it require more practice? How many attempted questions did it take?“Support staff are there to make sure the teacher’s vision can be converted into daily practicalities, without support staff school would just be an idea not a realty.” – Bryn Watkinson
- Blatchford P., Russell A., Webster R. Reassessing the Impact of Teaching Assistant: How research challenges practice and policy. 1st ed. Routledge; 2011.
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