Employment options and job responsibilities for paraprofessional educators vary widely. Some paraeducators exclusively perform non-instructional or clerical duties, such as working in the main office, monitoring playgrounds or hallways, or supervising lunchrooms or field trips. Many paraprofessional educators in the general classroom, however, provide a combination of instructional and clerical tasks. They may reinforce instruction by working with students individually or in small groups. Paraeducators may be asked to help prepare the classroom by setting up/maintaining media equipment, ordering supplies, or creating bulletin boards and displays. Paraeducators may assist teachers with grading, typing, filing, duplicating, maintaining health and attendance records, and collecting money. A teacher may require a paraprofessional educator to research a topic and assemble materials to be used in a particular instructional unit.
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