When a parent sends their child off to school, most think their teacher creates their education. While in many situations, a student is with a teacher throughout the day and that teacher does a lot of instruction, other professionals help shape a child’s learning experience.
Who are some of the different people in a school and what do they do?
They are responsible for providing instructional practice for students. In elementary schools, they often teach a variety of subjects. They teach a small number of students, typically about thirty. Secondary teachers deliver instruction in one or two areas, but for many students. They often teach a hundred or more students. Classroom teachers correct papers, set up and maintain a classroom.
Special area teachers-
These teachers are experts in an area like music or art. In both elementary and secondary schools, they only teach that subject. These courses are often extra subjects. They usually are not part of everyday instruction or provided to every student.
Special education teachers-
They are known for providing instruction to underachieving students, but may provide help for gifted and talent students. They work with classroom teachers, parents, and administrators. They create, implement, and maintain individualized education plans. These plans help guide school personnel, students, and parents. It promotes a learning experience that creates the best opportunity for the student’s success.
These professionals work with individual students that have a specialized need. They may be speech pathologists, sign language interpreters, physical therapists, and others similar. Despite the thorough training a classroom or special educator completes, some specialized areas of need require a specific specialist. They can provide both short term and long-term services.
Student and educational support personnel-
Counselors and nurses provide additional support to students. Classroom aides, instructional assistants, paraprofessionals, and others provide additional support to every student. They help to provide a safe and enjoyable school environment.
They are the individuals responsible for providing social and instructional leadership in the school and its district. This includes principals, vice principals, superintendent, and others in similar positions of authority.