Responsibilities and Duties
The teaching assistants work cohesively with the lead teachers. The job duties range from organizing materials and cleaning the workspace to facilitating the learning process for each child. Assistants for school-age children may also be required to administer and grade assignments. All assistants are expected to support the Montessori teaching method. Specifically, they must help guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at his or her own pace. They are expected to foster, along with the lead teachers, a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment.
Qualifications and Skills
Requirements for admittance to the teaching assistant course or workshop include a minimum of a high school diploma (or the equivalent) and proficiency in English. The prospective assistant may choose to specialize in child care at one of three levels: infancy (birth to three years of age), primary (3-6 years of age) or elementary (6-12 years of age). Some schools may also hire assistants for middle school or high school aged children. Experience with the relevant age group is desired. Some hiring schools may requ
Job Type: Full-time