Pros: good pay, vacations and intrinsically rewarding
Cons: co-workers who do not appreciate what they have
Classroom teaching is challenging if you want it to be. For those who wish to excell and make a difference there are opportunities to do so daily, which can be very rewarding. Some teachers strive to be their best... some do not. It is a unionized environment.
Due to declining enrollment, there are no opportunities coming in the next few years to be hired on a fulltime contract basis. The WRDSB has implemented hiring practices to try to curb nepotism, which has spiraled, into what many consider to be, a completely arbitrary if not entirely random system using an LTO list.