Effective Classroom Practice for Teaching Assistants

May 24 - 25, 2018; May 30 - 31, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

Participating Schools

American International School Chennai, India
Cairo American College
Harrow International School, Bangkok
Hong Kong International School
International Christian School
International School of Bangkok
International School of Beijing
International School of Kenya
Korea International School
KPIS International School
Nexus International School
NIST International School
Niva International School
Ruamrudee International School
Singapore International School of Bangkok
St Andrews International School


Given below is a compilation of participants' response to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • High level thinking/questioning

  • Strategies for scaffolding tasks and exercised

  • Be specific when giving praise

  • Schema Theory

  • Attention seeking students - give them attention only in their positive behaviour

  • The art of questioning - using high level questions

  • Successive approximation made me realise that students do make progress each day that passes by

  • Theory of social constructivism

  • Using open ended questions more effectively

  • Putting or giving reward must be appropriate

  • How to motivate students to think creatively

  • Level of support to develop independence

  • Feedback instead of failure

  • Elements that enable learning "diamond"

  • Levels of questioning to increase complexity

  • Healthy SS/TA relationship

  • Formative feedback

  • Teaching with music

  • Three before me

  • Promote well being of students

  • Praise process - praising learners for the process

  • Giving students more thinking time rather than answering it for them

  • Vyogtsky theory of ZPD, Piaget- Importance of play

  • Building a network among TAs