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Good work if you can get it!
CLASSROOM TEACHER (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONApril 28, 2014
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 – more... 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. – less
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co-operative,enthusiastic atmosphere that seeks to facilitate positive learning environment
Educational Assistant (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONJuly 11, 2013
Pros: good benefits, excellent training
Cons: no work in summer
assist classrooms and students with routines, provide one on one instruction in a quiet setting.
provide access to computers and instruct on software programs
provide organization strategies

I have learned to be patient, to anticipate behaviors and lay positive groundwork to manage unwanted outcomes.

The hardest part of the job is when student will – more... not engage.

The most enjoyable part of the job is when child gains confidence in his or herself and is able to value new skills learned. – less
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inclusive place of work
Reception (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONJune 1, 2013
Challenging, ongoing interaction with the public and staff, opportunity to create own work environment, Almost everyday there is something new to learn or address. I come to work early so that I can have switchboard and reception ready at 8:00 which is my start time. I book rooms, answer phones, receive mail and packages and direct to appropriate person, – more... respond to emails, admit people through locked entrance, other assigned duties. Best part of the day is the interaction I have with staff and the public who walks in the door. – less
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Family Studies Teacher (Current Employee), CambridgeApril 24, 2013
Pros: seeing the students grow and achieve in my classes.
Cons: seeing students who do not work to their potential.
I have three classes a day. The classes are 75 minutes each. I pack a lot of work into each one because of being on the semester system. The students can vary in levels of ability and learning. My teaching methods have to accommodate these levels. Family Studies covers a wide variety of subjects related to family living, food and nutrition, parenting, – more... resource management and fashion. My work experience prior to going into teaching has helped me become the type of teacher I am today. I expect my students to do well with me and I provide them with many opportunities to do so. – less
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Great place to work because of the children
Educational Assistant (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONJuly 26, 2012
Pros: great hours, summers off.....
Cons: difficult children
Everyday was different, there were times when I was with one specific child and then there were times when I was in a classroom assisting the teacher with whatever she wanted. This could mean taking a small group or just milling around the room helping whenever I could. Principals I worked with were all terrific and my co-workers were the best, all – more... caring wonderful teachers. Hardest part of the job was trying to prevent a child with special needs from erupting. Most enjoyable was being with the children – less

About WATERLOO REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

The Waterloo Region District School Board provides quality educational programs and services to approimately 60,000 students. – Read more