Who is a teaching assistant? A teacher may have a lot of work to do in a very short time. A teaching assistant plays a key role in helping the teacher as well as students. A teaching assistant is a person who assists a teacher and students with instructional responsibilities
Duty of Teaching Assistant
The overall duty of a TA is to review material with students, making class and school rules for the proper behaviors of students supervise the students in class and playground, Recordkeeping e.g. taking roll call, grading, etc.
Despite this when we talk about the duties of a teaching assistant then we don’t find the clearest job description for them, they perform multiple roles for teachers and students
Disadvantages of being a Teaching Assistant
Day by day the role of a teaching assistant is becoming increasingly demanding, and it is found that most of the teaching assistants are not happy with their jobs and this job is creating negative impacts on their health and character also
Here are a few negative points of being a teaching assistant
Bad Behaviour of Students
Many students in different institutions show very bad behavior with teaching assistants. The bad behavior of students with TA makes them stressful and worried.
A True Story
JAYNE was Teacher Assistance, she had to deal with many rude and naughty students. Once a student was creating a problem and she punished him, the student harm himself and said to Jayne, he’ll say she harmed.
This act made her so stressful and sacred because the student might tell his parent, staff or someone else that she hurt him and she could also lose her job not only this but some serious action could also be taken against her
Besides other tired some activities a TA is allotted with a job which is asked him to do at home and not during university hours. All of the data entry work is given to him, he first marks the papers of students and then makes a hard copy of student’s grades of each class and then he has to make a soft copy of it on computer
The biggest issue of teacher assistance is the workload on them. Each teacher considers that they have the right to order TA. It makes them confused in deciding that whose order should be followed.
Sometimes it becomes a sort of misunderstanding, sometimes it happens that TA is performing a job and another teacher arrives and asks him to do something else.
The job description is not specific to a TA. The extra work of any type is s awarded to him e.g., making the announcement by visiting different classes, managing trip schedules, and student details.
The payment given to the TAs is very low. Many teacher assistance has to do a part-time job to meet their financial issues, this makes them so busy and causes a direct effect on their health.
Unnecessary questions from Students
The TA review the material taught by a teacher, the students focus neither at teacher nor at Teaching assistance and resultantly they can’t understand anything, or they miss the main point when they do their homework then they ask unnecessary questions about the material and the TA has to explain everything again and again to many students.