School aides help teachers with classroom activities and work with students with special needs. As a school aide, you are responsible for supervising students, performing some clerical duties such as marking student's attendance and assisting the teacher with grading student's assignments. Also, you will be involved with other duties such as assisting the teacher in planning different teaching aid activities, working one-on-one with students to increase their learning skills, and assisting the teacher with lesson preparations. You will also be responsible for preparing individualized educational plans (IEP) for students with special needs.
You must be passionate, empathetic, patient, and you must be able to encourage students to make learning easy and fun for students. Apart from this, you must have excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. You also need a degree in psychology, business, early childhood education, or a related course. You will earn an average of $28,362 per year.