Most rewarding educational opportunity
Teacher (Former Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 9 April 2018
As a teacher with the Algoma District School Board for 31 years, I have continually learned the many skills necessary to collaborate with others, including teachers, educational assistants, administration and parents. The Algoma District School Board allows for on-going professional development which enables a person to grow as an individual.
There is no typical day in the education profession. One must be flexible, even when the best plans are made. The day doesn't begin or end at the workplace. Many hours of planning are involved outside school hours. I learned throughout the years to manage my time wisely throughout the day in order to make time for myself and family.
Teaching is a rewarding job for many reasons, but mostly because you get to see the tremendous development of children throughout the year that they are in your care. I loved seeing the smile on their faces when they've realized that they could finally do something that was difficult for them in the past.
The most difficult part of education is that you feel you can't meet everyone's needs the way you want. Students come with so many mental health issues, individual needs and diagnosis, and sufficient support is lacking. But you do your best and keep moving forward.
A very social environment where every day is different
Not enough support provided for students with needs