A teaching assistant plays an important role for the standards of behaviour expected in the classroom.
In the beginning, career counseling was strictly developed to help with job placement, but it became so much more than that after the career development was further researched by a group of theorist that focused on career process. What is it that drives us to choose a specific career path? According to Zunker (2012), different theorists such as Parsons, Holland, Krumboltz, Bandura, Super, and Gottfredson all developed theories on career development and their perspective on the importance of occupational process. Throughout this paper one will discuss the John Holland’s Typology and the significance of this particular career theory. Some of the points that will be covered in this paper include: history of theory, strengths and weaknesses, assessments used, population best fit for this theory, and diversity and
Geneticists are biologists that study genetics; the science of genes. Genes are the basic information units through which genetic information is maintained and transmitted. These are sequences of DNA that act like chemical databases forming the blueprint of all living cells or organisms. Information contained in genes underpins the hereditary phenotypic variation of organisms as well as any abnormalities passed on to the next generation.
The primary objective of a teaching assistant is to support the school by carrying out a variety of tasks in order to create and maintain a safe, positive learning environment thus allowing teachers more time to focus on teaching. It is therefore paramount to remain flexible at all times. The purpose of this essay is to summarise the major learning points from the Teaching Assistant Diploma Course. I will address the nine subject areas separately.
Following my study on this course I feel I now have a greater awareness of the importance that communication has on my relationships with adults/colleagues/management, children and the young people that I may be working with. I comprehend better why good communication is necessary and how it helps to establish and maintain positive relationships. Positive relationships have many benefits for the child’s independence, self-esteem and wellbeing and helps them achieve their potential.
After discussing future’s plan with Amanda, she discussed her future plans of becoming Human Resources Director in ten years. Career development and planning serves five essential purpose: encourage, develop new skills, alleviate plateauing, satisfy employment, and increase employment. My ultimate goal when developing a model a career planning for Amanda, I would want to use the Waterloo University Model. I would want to model each essential factors of the key points stages. These stages include
1.a) When working with children it is vital that you understand your role and responsibilities. All staff will receive a job description and a person specification when they start, however they can be updated at any time to suit the changing role of a teaching assistant. The person specification highlights the personal qualities relevant to a particular role. The qualities sought after for teaching assistants include good communicator and enjoy working with others, they must be able to share their thoughts and ideas; able to use own initiative and be able to decide how best to use their time if the teacher is unavailable; respect confidentiality as the person is in a position of trust. They may hear personal information regarding other staff,
There are many jobs with in the human service profession. The Human Service field is wide open with opportunities and various areas of employment. Our text, An Introduction to Human Services, Woodside & McClam explain, the helper is an individual who assists others. This very broad definition includes professional helpers with extensive training, such as psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as those who have little or no training, such as volunteers and other nonprofessional helpers (2015). Many people come into this field simply because they want to help others, they are passionate about serving others and value human services as rewarding
To be a human resources profession requires the mastery of a set of skills and knowledge either through education or personal experience. “Professions produce uniquely expert work, not routine or repetitive work. Medicine, theology, law and the military are “social trustee” forms of professions. (Abbott, 1998) Being an effective human resources professional requires a work ethic based on effectiveness, efficiency, and attention to detail. Professionals can have a wide-range of post-secondary formal education that have earned them the title of a professional. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. have all attended a higher level of education for up to eight years and in return are the subject matter expert in their field of study.
This method allows for employees to share in the decision making process. This allows for their voice to be hear, learn from others, and begin making managerial team decisions.
Unfortunately, the results of the career assessment surveys on www2.careercruising.com did not place my desired career as one of the careers it thought I would be interested in. Another thing the career assessments told me I was primarily a visual learner, but I had a secondary preference for tactile learning as well. However, it gave me a career that correlates with the subject I want to teach as my career, which happens to be mathematics (career: mathematician). This choice can be the match for lighting the fuse for the rocket that is my career path so I can blast off with my career in the future. However, I was a bit disappointed that these surveys did not land me with a “teaching” job, but one thing I can agree on is the fact that it landed me with a math-related career, because math is my favorite subject in school overall. Even so, these results might help me pursue my dream of becoming a middle-school math teacher if I work hard enough. In conclusion, even though some of these surveys’ results don’t match my interests, I can still work hard to prove them otherwise.
Understands the importance of applying the knowledge learned in the classroom to continued personal and career development potential.
When I answered the questions on career cruising I found that my results were inaccurate as to the career I am interested in. The first career was mechanical engineer. Environmental engineer is the second on list. The career that I am actually interested in Software development and Computer science I did not get the results I was looking for in my career assessment. I will still look for a career in information technology when I enter the workforce but for now I will look into the jobs the field has to offer. I want to become a software developer and work for good software company, I hope it works out that way in the end. I disagree with the survey results because I do not want to become a engineer in those fields, I feel like being an engineer will be to heavy of a weight on my shoulders. Environmental engineer would not fit me because I am not a environmental type of person.
Human Relations specialist such as social works and counselors are very helpful to the site, because the provide clients with guidance and treatments, in order to overcome and solve their problems. Additionally, they give clients a sense of hope and eliminating any doubts or thoughts that causes them to think that they are solely there simply because the law said that they should. They allow clients to have emotions that they never felt before, and support that they never gotten. Furthermore, social workers and counselors are also helpful to the site because they help other staff members to ensure that self-care is their number one priority. If they are unable to care for themselves, then they will not be able to help others.
This lesson mainly addressed aspects related to career development. This lesson encourages students to discover their academic and personal strengths, their skillsets, and their interests. Students then take those concepts and apply them to career exploration. They are able to link their strengths, preferences, and abilities to potential future career paths. Some of the specific aspects of career development that I addressed include applying planning and career exploration in setting and obtaining lifelong career goals, applying necessary skills for career readiness and success, and teaching students where and how to obtain information about post-secondary options. In this lesson students are encouraged to apply decision making skills to place different careers into the appropriate career fields. In doing so, they are also encouraged to begin thinking about careers that are of interest to them and what career goals they have for themselves. They will be given resources in order to continue career exploration outside of the classroom. While I do not expect sixth graders to fully decide their career path, it is my firm belief that it is never too early to get students thinking about careers and having them set goals in order to obtain the career and future that they desire. I also believe that this unit touches on social and emotional development as well as academic development. This lesson allows the student to collaborate with one another and work in groups as well as in pairs. This promotes relationship building and teamwork. It also allows students to take an inventory of their personal strengths and skillsets. This could boost self-esteem and promotes a sense of self-awareness. Lastly, this unit also encompasses academic development. Students will understand that good grades and academic success are key elements to obtaining the career that they wish to have. By being academically successful, this will allow them greater options and opportunity post high school graduation.