Marie asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 1 decade ago

What's the dffrence of a teacer aide and a teacher assistant?

In my school they have 2 different certificates one is to be a teacher aide and the other one is to be a teacher assistant?

What's the difference between and aide and a assistant?

Which one is better?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Aide is an assistant with little training whereas the Assistant is in fact an ex-official teacher for the classroom ... see below:

    Teacher Aide ...

    Assisting in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the teacher.

    Assisting in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and

    supplies.

    Supervising the classroom when the teacher is out of the room.

    Helping with general housekeeping and kitchen task.

    Assisting the teacher in any other appropriate ways.

    Maintaining professional attitudes and loyalty to the school.

    Treating all children with dignity and respect.

    Attending all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences.

    Participating in professional workshops that work for the improvement of early childhood education.

    Maintaining confidentiality about children, their families, and other employees outside the school.

    Supervising outside playground activities.

    Helping with the operations of audio/visual aids (projectors, etc.).

    Follow directions given by head teacher or immediate supervisor.

    http://www.olddominiondayschool.com/pdf/employment...

    Teacher Assistant ...

    Skills

    Be a mature individual

    Have knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood

    Have the ability to conform to an established work schedule

    Have effective interpersonal skills

    Have the ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner

    Have the ability to understand and follow instructions precisely

    Have the ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality

    Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

    Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the Lead Teacher, which includes lesson plans.

    Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies.

    Supervise the classroom when the Lead Teacher is out of the room.

    Help with the general housekeeping tasks.

    Assist the Lead Teacher in other ways as requested.

    Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the Center at all times.

    Treat all children with dignity and respect.

    Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences.

    Participate in professional organizations that work for the improvement of early childhood education.

    Assist Lead Teacher with implementation of appropriate early childhood education experiences.

    Help Lead Teacher to supervise and promote activities designed to enhance the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children enrolled at the Center.

    Help to maintain a neat and organized classroom.

    Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers and assist with toilet training.

    Attend parent group and Center functions.

    Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times.

    Report to Lead Teacher any problem which may occur with the children. Observe, record, and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned.

    Become familiar with and follow Code of Ethics.

    Assist Lead Teacher with implementation of appropriate early childhood education experiences.

    Help Lead Teacher to supervise and promote activities designed to enhance the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children enrolled at the Center.

    Help to maintain a neat and organized classroom.

    Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers and assist with toilet training.

    Attend parent group and Center functions.

    Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times.

    Report to Lead Teacher any problem which may occur with the children.

    Observe, record, and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned.

    Other tasks as requested.

    Hope this clears the cobwebs ...

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  • 1 decade ago

    In my experience there isn't much difference at all. This could very state by state though. Some places don't even have aides/assistants (my school in Virginia didn't). If there is any difference at all, I would say that an assistant probably needs a higher level of education, but I'm just guessing at that by the title. Your state department of education website probably has the information you are looking for. That is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the field of teaching (even if just an assistant/aide)...there is a wealth of material there.

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  • 3 years ago

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