Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, & Secondary School

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Instructional Assistant, Paraeducator, Paraprofessional, Teacher Assistant

What they do:
Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
On the job, you would:
  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.
  • Assist librarians in school libraries.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.


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People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Padlet
  • Schoology

Desktop communications software

  • ParentSquare
  • Tadpoles


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