Education Assistant

My last week of practicum

On practicum, I created a bond with a lot of different children, with and without disabilities. For example, one day the children who are a part of the skills department (our students) left to gymnastics but there was no room for me in the cars. So I stayed behind as academic support for students who needed it.

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Practicum Passion as an Education Assistant

My practicum experience as an Education Assistant has been amazing and has solidified my passion for working in this field. I worked with many students in different grades and getting to know the students was a real highlight for me. I felt fortunate to work in a Grade 7 class with a boy with Down Syndrome.

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My first week of practice education as an EA

Last week I started my eight week journey of practice education as an EA, otherwise known as a practicum. This is where the class puts our eight months of in-class learning into action. We put our Education Assistant knowledge to the test in real life. This is where everything we’ve learned is put into practice.

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Refugees and English Language Learners

Did you know that Education Assistants (EA) work with all types of students, with and without exceptionalities? As an EA, you get to work with many different individuals, including students who are refugees and English Language Learners (ELL). Having an Early Childhood Education background has exposed me to children who don’t speak English and are…

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5 Characteristics Needed to be a Great Education Assistant

There are many characteristics that will benefit you as an Education Assistant (EA). In my opinion, these are the five most important traits needed to be a great EA. COMPASSION Compassion is super important because many of the children you work with have different issues and exceptionalities. With compassion, you have the ability to show…

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Levels of Listening

Listening is one of the most important skills to learn in life, and it is especially important as an Education Assistant (EA). Sometimes, people can get so preoccupied with their phones and their lives that they forget to take the time to listen to others.

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Five Ways to Maintain a School/Life Balance

Balancing school schedule and personal appointments while keeping a positive attitude towards the learning process is a skill on itself. I struggled at the start of my program, which led me to reflect and write down 5 tips on maintaining a School/Life Balance.

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The Importance of Communication

Being an Education Assistant (EA) means helping students with developmental disabilities communicate. In my class, we are learning to use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), which consists of devices that aid or replace regular forms of communication. Many of the students we will work with are unable to communicate on their own due to their…

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Why I Chose to Become a Special Education Assistant

Why did I choose to become an Education Assistant (EA)? Well, you need to get to know me a little bit before I can answer that question. My name is Chelsie Duemo, and I am a married 27-year-old mother of a happy little 3-year-old girl named Billie. That, however, is just the beginning.

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How to Work with a Child with Autism

Working with a child with autism is a rewarding and challenging career. We’ve put together five tips to help you work with autistic children: Realize the children you are working with are more than their diagnosis. These children are individuals with autism, but they are also individuals with interests, likes, dislikes, and passions. Try and…

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