Most of us know what a typical day at school is like: attendance, greetings, motivational talks, inspirational readings, discussion groups, written responses,and delivering presentations.
I learned that the greatest role a teacher can fulfill is to help a student recognize his or her real gift. With this, a student can find a potential field to move into. Kids need alot of nurturing and in spite of their tight peer relationships, they look to adults for direction.
I loved my 35 years as a teacher but I grew tired of the marking, especially since my field was High School English.
There were many opportunities to make friendships within the school system. As far as management, the school I worked in was very large so really outside of large meetings, we didn't see much of management...unless there was a problem!