Collaboration is about how school leaders, teachers and teacher aides work together to ensure that our students have the best chance of becoming successful learners. A whole school collaborative approach enables both teachers and teacher aides to use evidence based practices to effectively support student learning. Whereas schools have the tools and resources to measure the impact of teacher effectiveness on student outcomes, evidence based data on effective teacher aide practices is relatively new.
Leanne is a teacher aide, employed at two country schools in SE Queensland. Her story illustrates the many and varied roles teacher aides perform around the country. It also highlights some of the amazing life experiences of paraprofessional staff that contribute to the rich learning environments of our schools.
Leaders in Professional Learning for Teacher Aides