Former Paraprofessional Educational Assistant at Milwaukee Public Schools
almost 2 years ago
A day in the life of a Paraprofessional at MPS (High School) is filled with plenty of interaction. You will encounter students with cell phones in hand, some desiring to learn and others who'd rather just socialize - how will you assist the classroom teacher in getting their attention in order to prepare them for education? You will encounter and engage with teachers who have different styles of teaching, various levels of classroom management, and whether they are enthusiastic or not, you have to find your way to help manage and teach the students. Everyday, you are relating with others (whether staff or students) seeking to build relationships in order to assist in the educational process. Do you have mediation skills? Do you have a listening ear? It is certainly needed.