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Teaching Assistant

Top 10 Guided Reading Strategies and Resources for Teaching Assistants

March 7, 2019
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Your Guide to Guided Reading! Remember the struggle of learning to read. Becoming fully literate can take years of persistence, effort and support. Of course, those among you who are already teaching assistants will know this all too well. As a teaching[...]
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Work Away: Can Teaching Abroad Get You That Gap Year?

November 16, 2018
Woman on a tropical beach

Do you like travelling? Ever had a secret desire to take up a gap-year, but life got in the way? Previously reserved for the upper echelons of society, gap years have become a lot more accessible in recent years. The meaning of gap years, and what they[...]
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Michelle Thraves: Success and Sanity in the Time of Nappies, Naps and Meal Times

October 5, 2018

Meet Michelle. If you read any stories today, let this be one. To some people, Stonebridge means just a college. To some, it is nothing more than an online, faceless institution. To others, it is just a means to an end. To Michelle, it meant confidence[...]
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Teaching Assistant Standards: 4 Steps to a Successful Career

May 4, 2018
teaching assistant standards

What are Teaching Assistant Standards? As a current, soon-to-be or aspiring teaching assistant, it is important to be aware of the Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants. Put together by a group of working education professionals, these guidelines,[...]
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The Role of a Teaching Assistant (Comprehensive Guide + E-book)

March 26, 2018
Teaching Assistant books

Qualifications, Responsibilities and Benefits What Do Teaching Assistants Do? A teaching assistant works alongside a teacher in a primary or a secondary school. They have two main roles: one is to support the main teachers and the other is to support[...]
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Being a Teaching Assistant: The Complete Guide + Infographic

March 1, 2018
Teaching Assistant Guide

Did you know that teaching assistants have one of the most rewarding careers? They get the chance to see the difference they make to someone’s life on a daily basis. If this is something you see yourself doing, keep reading. We put together this infographic[...]
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A Day in the Life of a Teaching Assistant

November 25, 2017
Teaching assistant in school

Do you want to be a teaching assistant? If you love working with children, a career as a classroom assistant could be perfect for you. If, however, you don’t know how to become a teaching assistant and you don’t have the appropriate qualifications,[...]
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Train for Level 4 higher level teaching assistant roles

September 29, 2017
Higher level teaching assistant level 4

Are you a teaching assistant looking to move forward with your career? A Stonebridge College qualification can help you to make that step up. Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) benefit from an increased salary and opportunities to develop their[...]
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Teaching English as a second language (ESL)

August 4, 2017
Teach English

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in education, then being a teaching assistant could be for you. Give back to your local community. Work close to home. Spend school holidays with your family. Progress to become a higher level teaching assistant. Explore[...]
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How to become a teaching assistant with no experience

May 31, 2017
Explore teaching assistant roles with Stonebridge

For anyone passionate about working with children, a career in the education sector is both rewarding and convenient: Positions are local. Hours are flexible. Roles are creative and varied. Traditional teaching jobs can be time-consuming, but classroom[...]
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