Amazingly rewarding working with children/youths as they grow and learn!
Teaching is an incredible job. I feel lucky, and have studied to have this position, and work hard everyday to let the students aspire to what they can achieve. I understand the incredible influence that I have and use that to foster positive attitudes and life long learning among my students. I show up with a smile and a "Good morning!" everyday! The hardest part is not knowing if I work or where I work each day. The work place culture changes from school to school, yet always a professional environment.
A typical day at work? There is no such thing!!
What you learned? Where to begin?...Creating a positive outlook can do wonders...empathy....compassion...time management...prioritizing....information technology....new ways to learn and teach...
Management? Self-management as a professional. Administrative duties and government guidelines adhered to.
Helping young people gain self esteem to achieve.
Slow advancement. Mired in government red tape.