My Question of the Day...

Discussion in 'Job Hunting & Interviews' started by MillerJ, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. MillerJ

    MillerJ Rookie

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    Okay, so I'm still searching for a teaching position. While searching the job openings I found one for an instructional aide about 25 minutes from where I currently live.

    What exactly does an instructional aide do? Are instructional aides a part of the learning classroom, or do they mostly do the behind the scenes planning? Would this type of job better prepare me and better my chances of obtaining a teaching job next year than subbing will?

    I should also mention that this open position is for a Literacy Instructional Aide, which suits my English/Language Arts, and Reading certification nicely.
     
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  3. MissFrizzle

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    It might be another name for a para. I'm not sure.
     
  4. clarnet73

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    Sounds to me like it's either a person who rotates through different classrooms assisting with literacy lessons or someone who would assist a reading specialist who might do reading enrichment/remediation
     
  5. mrs.teacher5

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    In my district an instructional aide is someone who works usually with a special education teacher to help with the needs of the classroom (teaching small group lessons,etc.). It may also be in a K classroom.
     
  6. genchi918

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    From personal experience, I was an instructional aide and I believe it helped me land my teaching job. As an aide I assisted the teacher as well as the students in her class. I was only in one room the whole day. The teacher had a lot of inclusion students throughout the day so I helped those students most of the time. The district that I was hired in this year commended me on having this experience on my resume so I would give it a try if you feel that you can't get a regular teaching job this year.
     
  7. JenL

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    an instructional aide at my school stays could rotate through to different classes or stay with one particular teacher. usually if you stay with one teacher it is because of special needs students in the classroom.
    i think either subbing or being an instructional aide could add to your resume....however, i wouldn't say one is better than the other but by being an instructional aide you do remain in one school. could help if that school will have openings in a year!
     

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