Teaching Assistant: Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3 Just started!

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Anyone out there studying the Teaching Assistant: Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3 ? who would like to become "study buddies"?? I have never done an online course before so this is all new to me. thanks
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Susie Wilkinson

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paula

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Hi
I’m happy t
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Karen Fullwood

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Hi

Same for me I'm happy to be study buddies it's been a while since I've had to study and online.

Karen .
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lorraine*1

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What unit are you on?
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Lynne Farrington

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Hello, I have also just started this course. Just on my 2nd assignment. All very new to me too. It’s quite overwhelming if I am honest.
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Susie Wilkinson

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Me too!! I’m just about ready to submit assignment 1 so please get in touch. If u want to chat about anything, it’s so hard to get into it I’m finding it all very different! Susiet27@gmail.com
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User09

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Hi, I just started on this course. Can I email you please as I'm feeling quite overwhelmed with it. Thanks
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Aria

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Hi I'm on unit 3 I just wanted to know have any one completed unit 5. What kind of help do I need from the school or teacher.
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Aria

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Hi if any one wants to make a group as i am doing unit 3 these days.
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harp kaur

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hi guys first day on this course. Glad to see i'm not the only one finding myself. if anyone got any tips on how to go out about this i will be very thankful.. best of luck everyone.
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Aria

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Good luck for your course.
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Susie Wilkinson

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that's great how do I contact u I have no idea how this forum works?? lol 
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Karen Fullwood

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Not sure how to work this forum but my email address is kbdavies25@hotmail.com.

Cheers Karen.
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paula

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Hi
I haven’t a clue , what unit are you on at the moment x
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Susie Wilkinson

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The first assignment x
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Susie Wilkinson

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Mine is susiet27@gmail.com ru on Facebook?
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lorraine*1

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I started it in 2016, got a job where I couldn’t do placement, but have restarted it at unit 5 and completely lost as to where I am
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Susie Wilkinson

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Lorraine message me susiet27@gmail.com I’m just ready to submit assignment 1
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Karen Fullwood

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I'm not sure as this is all new to me to but I'll try to find out lol!!
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Susie Wilkinson

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Have u been contacted by a tutor yet x
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marta alos quesada

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Hi I'm Marta,
 I am on assignment 2, my question is, Is it ok to use only the resources that the college send you to answer your assignments? as I m finding  all my information through the books they send me.

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lorraine*1

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Yeah, that’s fine but as it progresses you may need to internet x
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marta alos quesada

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thank you I will do xx
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Munira Husain

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hello all 
i have just started this course 
pls add me if someone is making a group
i feel completely lost at the moment
will be nice to have study buddies
thanks
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rifna

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Hey if you want help you could email me on rifna_15@hotmail.com
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User09

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Can I email you. Feeling overwhelmed with the course. Thx
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Mona

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/58480...
We have created a Facebook book group if you'd like to join
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Hi, I have just requested to join the Facebook group.
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Mona

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Accepted x
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rifna

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We are on a Whatsapp group if you would like to join?
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Linda

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Hi, i am new to this course and just seen your posts. Are you still on this course and how far did you go on, I just started my 3 assignment but interested to join the group
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rifna

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Hi,i just started this course and started assignment 1.Iam interested in joining.
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User09

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https://chat.whatsapp.com/BpgLd7hGFmX...

I created a WhatsApp group for this course
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Naomi Kenneth

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Hi Susie, Ive just started as well. Ive just submitted the first assignment and have started the next section. My email address is naomi.kenneth80@gmail.com xx
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Hi are any of you still on unit 2? (Please excuse the random name it's used my Facebook profile which I have written back to front to stop unwanted people searching me.)
Mona (Ramona Trevor)
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Sarinka Vejrostova

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Hi Ramona, I am starting my Unit 2 (out of 15)
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Mona

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Cool I'm struggling & crawling through these units
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Mona

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Hi Sarinka, I  have had an email with a comment that you have replied to? saying that some one has Zoe Wheatly as their tutor is this your tutor or someone else's? as I have the same tutor & my circumstances seem similar to who ever wrote the message. I can't work out whether you wrote that message or replied to it?
 I have young 3 boys, no family support other than my husband who we both work, we are trying to renovate a house, etc etc
  I'm not very technically minded is there anyone here that would like to set up a facebook group that (well to me at least) would feel might be easier to communicate & support each other?
I have searched facebook groups but so far I have not found any relevant active groups :(

regards Mona
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My units are split up within the assignments. I did half of unit one, then half of a different unit on next assignment and so on...not sure why they spit them up.
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Mona

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I just look at the questions answer the best I can & crawl onto the next one. So I'm not quite sure what your referring to sorry Lynne.
I most likely make myself sound rather dumb on these threads but it's just I'm more of a practical person & can generally apply myself to pretty much anything until it comes to theory I struggle like crazy I have worked with mental health for a while now but I have a new job role trying to bring the theory in line to support my practical I'm struggling to say the very least. I just don't get a spare 5 minutes in a day & when I do I can't get my head in the right place.
I'm currently looking into setting up a Facebook group that maybe a few of us would like to join? As I don't feel these threads are easily accessible as what I find facebook. (Maybe it's just me I don't know)
Kind regards Mona
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Sarinka Vejrostova

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Hi Mona, yes it was me (Sarka V.) that posted something that bounced to your email and then I decided to delete it because I thought that I am struggling for nothing. I was frustrated and maybe just needed to look at things after a good night sleep. I found it how we can contact our tutor, via email...in your Stonebridge account /a mail in a top bar, but - I think you have nobody to email to, in first months of studying unless a phone student help line. Before I got my assignment returned with a name of my tutor, my mail list was empty with no tutor contact. I was just a bit impatient to talk to someone a bit too early....It is a great idea with the facebook account. I have send you my request to be included. speak soon then. bye. Sarka (PS. to Rifna-I have your email address and I have read that you are not on facebook-would you be so kind if you shared some advice, how we can work more efficiently - maybe few things that you have learned through out the assignment work-feedback from your tutor....Additionally, I am working as a volunteer at school and taking notes of what we do in lessons, and what is interesting like how children responded, what they found hard to do, etc... I bet these notes will be handy. Have you got that far - have you got any guidance how to build the portfolio? speak soon.Sarka 
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I don't mind speaking on WhatsApp of its okay? The assignment I find are okay to do if we just research on it as much as possible. What I do is take one day in a week and finish off as much questions as possible. The feedback from my tutor is positive but sometimes I miss out one step and she explains it well onto what I need to do.Iam sorting out my volunteering now so hopefully after the half term I should be able to start. Do you take a separate book and write notes or in the forms you printed?
Thankyou
Rifna
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Hi Rifna
Im now in employment but I'm still on unit 2 I haven't yet needed any forms, the voluntary position will help you. Glad you feel supported by your tutor. I wish I had my original tutor.
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rifna

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Hey I done unit 2 what do you need help with?
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I created a WhatsApp group for this course;
https://chat.whatsapp.com/BpgLd7hGFmX...
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Emma Louise Langdon

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I’ve just joined the group hope that’s ok xx
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Mona

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I can't get my head round what they are asking for in question 3 part c
Explain how disability may affect development
Please comment on
* Socially & in terms of stereotyping, low expectations
*Medically
*Culturally

I could probably stab a guess at the social part but have no clue where or what angle they are coming from for the medical & cultural bit I've tried googling people's answer to try & make sense but I just can't
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marta alos quesada

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I think it will be a little bit of all the different aspects as it is only   words you cannot go too much into it 
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marta alos quesada

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150  words
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rifna

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Can you email me please on Rifna_15@hotmail.com, i
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Mona

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I've emailed you
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Sarinka Vejrostova

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hi. I am also new - just handed over my Unit 1 assignment. girls would you mind me  to send you email, just to say hi, and if I might need any further assistance. Sarka
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Hi! I just handed in my first assignment last night, I'm curious to know how long did it take for you to get a reply? I'm an anxious waiter lol
Thank You Advance
Laura
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Sarinka Vejrostova

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hi Laura, it would be nice to become study partners, would you also join the facebook account, or would you prefer to message via Stonebridge forum? I am at the moment bombarded by emails, haha, of course I am enjoying it, hold on (my children can not stand me looking into the phone), so a secret catching up at evenings, who said what and where they are, anyway. speak soon. sarka
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I'm happy for you to contact me if I can help x but as myself & Rifna have recently discovered our courses are different as i am doing the
Level 3 specialist teaching & learning in school (QCF)
(It contains 15 units)
Is this the same as yours?
Mona x
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Hi Mona, I’ve just got to the question that you asked above. I don’t know if you managed to answer that yet but I found that in Louis Burnham book and thought to share it with you if you still need that answer.
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Hey, I was just looking into what book or books I should buy to use as an aid for this course... Just enrolled yesterday... It says in the notes that a book by Teena Kamen was the one to go for. Do you have one than one and do you think the Louis burnham book is best? Thanks
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I personaly have the one from Louis Burnham and I found all the answers there- until now. But Teena Kamen’s is useful too, as it is the latest edition then the Burnham’s one. Whichever of the two books will come in handy. Good luck !
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Linda

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I hope it will help
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Mona

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Thank you so much, no I hit a brick wall with it will give this a read this evening & get back to it thank you so much!
Can I ask how many units does your course have?
I'm doing level 3 specialist educational needs teaching assistant & it's made up of 15 units .
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Linda

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I am doing the specialist support for teaching and learning level 3- diploma. Also 15 units
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Mona

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Does that mean we are on the same one?
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Linda

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I have thatquestion as well but haven’t start ityet
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Mona

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Sorry what I meant is does it mean we are on the exact same course?
Everytime I look on Epearl I find a different title to the course I'm on!
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Linda

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I am not sure because you have it with SEN, and this question came up on my 8th unit and you said you’re on 2nd? So maybe similar
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Mona

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Ah right no think I'm on a different course but thank you for the help
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rifna

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Is anyone doing a teaching assistant course with 27 units
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Linda

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Rifna the course has 15 units but we have to submit 29 assignments because 14 of them are reflective account- what we do at work. I also have 29 assignments in total.
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Ohh really , thank you for clearing up my confusion,can someone help me on unit 6 please .
Thank you
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rifna

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Can someone help on this question please for unit 6 ?

Identify barriers to participation for children and young people.Your answer should be in your own words and you must cover the following -  
• Organisational barriers
• Physical barriers
• Attitudes to participation and inclusion.  

Thank you
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Hi Linda, we’re on the same course. Have you completed unit 15: communicating in the setting work based task?
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Linda

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Hi Haylay, sorry for late respond. I did not do 15 yet I got stuck on 13 the timesheet for supporting assessment for learning. Once I complete these worksheets I am quite fast on knowledge one. We can share ideas then and help each other.
We can exchange emails if you happy.
Good luck!
Linda