Emergency Position Person (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 November 2017
I like when every day there is something new. It's interesting to meet new people, new students every day. It' s never boring. Different location every day...you drive to this school in the morning and you are already expecting that something new and exciting waiting for you today!
Teacher (Former Employee) – Toronto – 8 November 2017
Typical large city school board with a wide variety of schools, administrations and students. A strong union culture is present. The major problem is that many initiatives are started but not always completed.
Task Force and Caretaking (Former Employee) – East York, ON – 31 October 2017
As a summer student for the TDSB I was able to work within various environments with a diverse community of people, while at the same time remaining with my assigned group of coworkers on a daily basis. While the job was quite demanding on occasion, my coworkers made my job at the TDSB feel like home. During my 5 years at the board, management switched over every year, and each new manager was always welcoming and easy to talk to. If my workplace environment ever got uncomfortable on a rare occasion, I was treated with the utmost respect by management. The hardest part of this job was the demanding physical labour and problem solving skills. This job really required me to be able to move large pieces of furniture across schools, and work at a fast pace. While some days were quite demanding, I always felt respected and appreciated for the jobs I was assigned to do. The most enjoyable part of the job were the friendships I have made and continue to keep. This position really did go to show that the people around you and their positive attitudes really are a key role in a workplace environment and can positively impact the efficiency and happiness of a company's employees.
Coop Student (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 October 2017
Worked toward developing the abilities to self-manage within a team environment the operation, maintaining, and improvement of all operating engineering areas to supply uninterrupted services (compressed air, water, steam, electricity, etc.) to the school building.
Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) – 5050 yonge street – 23 October 2017
As a supply you get to work in at a lot of different schools. Therefore, you experience plenty of different types of classes and how they work. The hardest part is going into the school not knowing what kind of day you'll have. The most enjoyable part is building relationship with both the children and teachers you work with frequently.
Employee (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 October 2017
This organization is ancient in every aspect. Leadership at all levels is really poor. Managers are over paid and given the right to harass others.
Leaders do not walk the talk in any sense. Highly bureaucratic and hierarchical organization that only talks about equity for all. The irony is that the ones talking about it are practicing inequity and harassment at their own levels and find it okay when it comes to them.
Organization only looks good from the outside. It is highly ancient in everything inside. They do not even follow simple performance management procedures.
If someone wants to take their career back to square - go for it! Beware of losing your mental and physical well being. You will also realize that you are losing confidence in yourself and your own skills. Toxic environment!
Poor leaders - who only talk and fail to walk the talk
Great diversified environment for children and staff
Educational Teacher/Special Needs Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 October 2017
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to make a positive impact in the children lives regardless if they are typically developing or not. Having the opportunity to utilize my skills and ABA knowledge to create an environment that fosters a growth mindset.
High School Teacher (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 5 September 2017
I have worked over 35 years for this board . I have seen a lot of new implimentations that did not really make the job better. I see the administrators that lead the school can make or break the school. More care should be given in hiring administrators for schools. They should be a good fit for the particular community that the school is in.