Invigorating work atmosphere with creative students in the arts
High School Teacher (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – May 25, 2015
Pros: Good hours
Cons: Lots of work at home
A typical day at work begins with checking for extra work duties in my mailbox such as on calls or cafeteria duty. Next, I open my classroom door to the students and teach my three classes. During my preparation – more... period I photocopy any handouts needed for the next day, make sure the art room materials are maintained and well stocked. I've learned this makes for a well run, organized art room where the students enjoy being creative. My co-workers do the same in their art rooms, which keeps things consistent within the art department.
The most difficult part of my job would be making sure all my students needs are met and all their questions are answered. This can be quite difficult with classes being so full.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing students learn to become better artists and take pride in their work. – less
Teacher, Guidance Counselor (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – January 13, 2015
A typical day at work as a school teacher demanded dozens of decisions that had to be made on the spot, and these small decisions had a big impact on the students involved, so I had to keep that in mind. – more...
I learned that I was a role model for students and my habits impacted them more than the academic content that I presented.
The best part of the job was watching my students progress and grow. When I taught grade 6 their standardized test scores (EQAO) improved 18% in the first year and improved every year with each new group. As Guidance Counselor I felt gratified by helping students going through rough phases in their lives. I also liked the broader view of the running of a school. Another enjoyable part was the social interaction among the staff. I loved meeting parents and people of different cultures. I also liked the fact that so many professional courses were available. When I presented workshops to adults I enjoyed the positive feedback.
The hardest part of the job was accepting money shortages and doing outside duty in cold winter conditions. – less
Great and progressive employer with a large work force.
VICE-PRINCIPAL (Former Employee), Mississauga, Ontario – January 5, 2015
Pros: interactions with students, parents, staff and the community
Cons: long hours
A Vice-Principal (VP) typically works at a school and helps the principal in dealing with behavioral problems with students, evaluating teachers, dealing with the day to day maintenance of the school. – more... A VP is heavily involved in the daily routines of the students, teachers, and parents who participate in the education of their children. This often takes the form of discipline when dealing with students whose behavior is disruptive to or unsafe for other students. VP's are primarily responsible for creation of timetabling, curriculum support, exam scheduling, exam supervision, teacher absences, teacher evaluations, school building maintenance, assessment and evaluation, student registration, extracurricular activities supervision, community outreach, professional development activities, and chairing various school and board related committees.
The working hours are long and each day is full of surprises. The fast pace of the day makes the job more challenging and interesting. Making a difference in the lives of the students is the most rewarding part of the job. In my case it was supporting at risk students, their parents and diverse communities. – less
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – June 24, 2014
Administration makes a superb effort in meeting new substitute teachers and making them feel welcome in each school. Full time teachers help newcomers find their way around the building and finding any – more... missing work or coming up with other possible solutions to a problem. Teachers also like to include substitutes they know into their activities and events (ex. going out for lunch, playing on a team, etc.). – less
Casual Field Office Elementary Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Brampton, ON – June 9, 2014
Pros: long breaks
Cons: not knowing what school your travelling to
A typical day at work is waking up early in the morning and going to any assigned elementary school to assist the entire school as a behavioral teaching assistant where I assist students with behavioral/special – more... needs. I have learned that it takes a lot of patience and time to do this job and to get through the day smoothly.
I am very manageable with this job, it includes a lot of time management skills because there are different students that need assistance at different times of the day due to illness, medications. adjustment to supply teachers or any changes of schedule.
My co-workers are different individuals everyday! In this case, I love working with new people and meeting new personalities where I can learn and grow from different people each and every day. I also love meeting new children everyday, but I must say the hardest part of the job is trying to get these children to become use to you for the day. Most of these children that need assistance have a hard to adjusting to change of teachers so their behavior is increased. The most enjoyable part of my day is seeing the smile on a child's face when I can make them smile! – less
A fun place to work and learn new skill while performing tasks. Great co-workers.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – April 25, 2014
A typical day at work is busy. I have learnt that there are many ways in which one task can completed. I have improved both my hard and soft skills. I was able to manage and prioritize my tasks on a daily – more... basis. My co-workers were very helpful, encouraging and always compliment me on what a good job I am doing. I did not experience any hard part of my job. The most enjoyable part of my job is learning new skills, interacting with people of different culture and making a difference in thatcompany. – less
I believe that as an employee and agent of the PDSB, I was on the leading edge of education and helping students develop as life-long learners.
School Administrator (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – January 31, 2014
I enjoyed a most rewarding career with the Peel Board. I was indeed fortunate to be able to return in 2006 after unsustainable business ventures. I had the opportunity to serve the school communities as – more... a teacher, consultant, vice-principal and principal.
In all roles, the most fun and rewarding aspect of the work were the positive relationships and associations with so many wonderful people, big and small. – less
I enjoyed this job and I learned something new everyday.
Educational Assistant (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – January 15, 2014
I enjoyed working everyday with the children. I enjoyed the job because everyday was different. During my time at this job I meet so many wonderful people from different backgrounds. I also had the opportunity to learn through my PD day workshops.
Vice Principal, Department Head and Teacher, (Former Employee), Mississauga and Brampton – September 30, 2013
As a teacher, I enjoyed helping students become successful citizens in society.
As a department head, I liked the performing the role of leadership.
As a Vice Principal, I was thrilled to achieve this – more... position at such a young age (32)...major accomplishment for an immigrant kid. I liked working with all the constituents, including: students, parents, community and administration. I am a big picture personality. – less
Technology Support Specialist (Former Employee), Peel region – September 9, 2013
Setting up and maintaining computer networks; implementing local area networks and providing on-going support for administrative computer systems; supporting school staff by installing application software – more... and operating system software; providing technical assistance to school staff in the set-up and use of hardware and peripherals; assisting the Internetworking Team with installation and maintenance of communications equipment and the resolution of problems; performing routine maintenance on hardware and operating system software, directing equipment for repair and monitoring repair process; testing, debugging and evaluating operating systems, applications software and user interface; training school staff on software and hardware; other related duties. Travel to a number of different locations and transport equipment. – less
I enjoy dealing with variety of people and that I thrive working in challenging and stimulating environment.
Occasional Teacher (Current Employee), Brampton – September 9, 2013
Mainly teaching grade 1-8 in various schools. My educational experiences have allowed me to develop expertise in a wide range of areas concerning children and adolescence . Some of these areas include – more... the different stages of child development and the need to encourage students to explore their environment. I have also learned the importance of communication between school and home and the need to provide a safe and inclusive environment, where all students can feel successful – less