As a Student Support Assistant (SSA) there are so many parts to the job. One thing I absolutely love is building relationships with students. The start of the school year starts off a bit rocky. Staff are unsure of student’s behaviors. Students are unsure if they can trust and be supported by staff. I use the beginning of the year to find out my kiddos interest, what their favorite color and foods are. We play games and take breaks searching their favorite YouTube videos. I spend the first couple of months focused on building relationships.
With a month left of school, my kiddos are now confident that they can trust me. My kiddos know I will support them to achieve their fullest academic potential. We now sit in the back of the class doing our work, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company.
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