Assistant teacher

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What types of personalities do successful assistant teachers have?

Successful assistant teachers have personalities that enable them to thrive in social situations where emotional intelligence is key. They are usually social individuals and have traits such as generosity, patience, courteousness, amiability, selfless service, cooperativeness and empathy. Assistant teachers excel at helping others, teaching and socializing.

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What is the typical workplace of an assistant teacher like?

An assistant teacher works in both public and private elementary, middle and high schools. They may also choose to work in community centers, childcare centers, or preschools and religious organizations. An assistant teacher may spend some time outdoors accompanying children getting on and off the bus or during recess periods. Almost half of all assistant teachers work part-time. Some of them ride the bus alongside pupils before and after school. Some assistant teachers work in year-round schools and assist teachers in summer school as well.

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