General School Assistants (formerly referred to as instructional aides) help across many classes. One teacher of 4th and 5th grade students reports on the support their class received from GSAs this week . . .
They set examples for students struggling with anxiety, nerves and shyness.
Sharing about themselves, their identity and their humanity in the virtual setting.
Cheering on and supporting learners and educators
Sharing information about student SEL and academic behaviors
Coaching students in digital conduct that supports their success
Building student and teacher capacity in technology
Creating schedules for virtual recess to support student well-being.
Scheduling meetings in support of general learning
Meeting w/educators to learn ways to streamline virtual routines in the class
Supporting students in completing assignments
Personal 1 on 1 and small group support to review learning
Posting announcements to keep students informed
From social/emotional learning to technology support to classroom management, GSAs keep classes running smoothly and all our learners supported.