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Effective teacher/TA collaboration

From the course: Teacher

Taught by: Michael Purches | Length: 39 | Series: Teacher

IDENTIFIED NEED
  • How to work effectively with your TAs when differentiating for your students
  • How do you use TA knowledge to help your planning?
  • How do you make best use of TA time in your classroom?
  • Reduction of the ‘classroom within classroom’ scenario
  • Negation of the TA babysitting/ velcro scenario

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Utilise TA knowledge of students when creating resources and lesson plans
  • Use your TAs for ‘on the spot differentiation’
  • Promote independent learning by better deployment of TAs in your classroom
  • Ensure your TAs feel valued and included

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About the Presenter

Michael is a strong advocate for children and young people who face barriers to learning. Michael has spent most of his career in special schools and was a head teacher for almost 20 years. He has experience of working with learners covering the full continuum of need including autism, profound and complex disabilities, and social and emotional difficulties.

Michael’s greatest successes have been linked to enabling children and young people to learn alongside their peers in mainstream schools.