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Main Connect News A Day in the Life of an Education Assistant

A Day in the Life of an Education Assistant

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"The educators were very patient and made it possible for me to complete the program in my own timeframe. Reeves College improved my self-esteem by giving me a good education in a well-respected field." says Zsuzsa, Reeves College Graduate.


Do you ever wonder what a day in the life as an education assistant entails? Do you have a passion for assisting youth and children within schools and the community? Individuals who are committed to helping children and youth reach their full potential will likely exceed in this role. If this sounds like you, then the field of special education may be the right career path for you.


Education assistants work with both teachers and students and play a critical role in the classroom. As an education assistant, your role will focus on the individual's social and educational needs in an inclusive classroom environment that fosters' purposeful educational settings.


A typical morning may consist of preparing and planning classroom materials for meaningful activities. Next, you may find yourself assisting students who may require additional support. Managing classroom behaviour is one another key aspect you'll master, including working in group settings and caring for children who may be upset or dealing with accidents.


On a regular basis, you may use assistive technology to support the student's learning experience. Recreational activities, such as arts and crafts, will be a major component in developing an interactive environment for students.


"The hands-on training in my program helped me to get the experience I need to do my job properly.” says Avery, Reeves College Graduate.“My instructors helped me achieve my goals by always pushing me to do my best being fair and supportive.”


At Reeves College, our hands-on Education Assistant diploma program offers specialized training, practice, and work experience. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills in child and adolescent development, learning and behavioural differences, and language acquisition. It will also prepare you to apply practical knowledge to begin work upon graduation.


If you are ready to support children and youth reach their full potential and contribute to inclusive learning environments, fill out the REQUEST INFO FORM and get one step closer to starting your new career as an education assistant.