Education Assistant

A former student with exceptionalities reflects on the importance of Education Assistants

Even though I sound different and can’t do most things by myself, my EA gave me the confidence to know that I’m very smart, and that’s why I graduated high school with honours. Her support allowed me to prove my potential.

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Considering online education? Here’s some insights

To give you a glimpse into the world of online learning, we interviewed one of our Education Assistant (EA) instructors, Natalie-Taylor Lane, who is also a working EA, and took an in-depth look at what it means to take an online program.

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Becoming an Education Assistant after 20 years: Starting a new career as a parent

I love being a mom, but high-fiving myself over getting all the laundry folded doesn’t have the same effect as receiving feedback from your instructor on a well-written paper.

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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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