Exciting learning environment
French-Immersion Occasional Teacher (Current Employee) – York Region Schools – 20 February 2019
My typical day starts one hour before the students arrive to school and ends one or two hours after the students are gone. Time flies as I am swimming in work all day long. I go from teaching a subject, to meeting a parent in this office at lunch time to a staff meeting after work and finally to correcting and preparing for the next day. Teachers attend mandatory and voluntary information sessions; learn new computer programs, and new methods of teaching. Management is usually very supportive and helpful. Some of my colleagues were simply priceless: from helping me find resources using the Internet to re-explaining the teachers' evaluation process and the paperwork involved in the presentation of such an evaluation. The workplace culture was one of collaboration, respect, and helping each other. The hardest part of the job was to try to find time and energy to socialize. The most enjoyable part of the work is that teaching provides opportunities to change lives.
Teachers make work a great place to be.