Cincinnati Public Schools is a great place to work for those interested in helping the development of inner-city kids and schools. There are many great challenges facing these students in all parts of life and each employee takes a part in that responsibility to give them the best education possible.
Even if that is enabling the kids to use the technology they would otherwise not have access to.
Nothing like school was when i was growing up, kids and parents run the schools now, not much learning going in anymore, most schools have too many discipline problems and are only concerned about numbers
Teaching the course content while developing the youth educationally and personally.
LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – January 23, 2016
It's vital that you project a positive image and presence to the students. Let them know that you care about them and they educational success. This can be accomplished by working together as a team in addressing issues as they develop. In addition to sharing best practices and teaching strategies that helps the students become life long learners.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – November 9, 2015
Provided me with a full time position with a public school district where I can learn a lot. Due to my degree there was not a lot of room for advancement. I did get a lot of on the job training and found another interests in another field as well.
Watching for any public safety issues and addressing this issues. A problem can and will happen when dealing with children. Working together is a must to ensure the safety of the people attending the events. The standing and walking around with am extra 30-40 pounds of gear is hard on you back, knees and feet. The most enjoyable part of the job was everyone person attending the event had a safe, trouble free time.
Every person attending the event was safe and enjoyed the event
Secondary Educator (Former Employee) – Cincinti,Ohio – August 20, 2015
A typical day working at CPS before I retired was filled with excitement and challenges. Some of the things that I had learned was the way some children learned and responded. Classroom management was very important for the safety of all students. My co-workers were very supportive.The hardest part of the job was not knowing what to expect from day to day from the students. The most enjoyable part of the job was to see their growth in learning and maturity.
Keeping students on track with behavior choices in school to be successful in class room environment. I've learned how to come at different obstacles with different approaches. How to effectively communicate with students and staff. My co-workers are great, helpful and willing to assist in anyways needed. Hardest part of position is the resistance and different issues of each student on my case load. Most enjoyable is graduation and seeing my students take the lessons and apply them to their lives.
A typical day would involve classroom and lesson preparation before the arrival of the students. Organizing and getting the students to prepare for the day as soon as they would arrive and getting them into a learning mind-set. Managing the class as I taught and communicating the lesson in ways that individuals as well as the group could understand. Dealing with the occasional student that needed to act out in a way that would not embarrass them and cause the issue to be aggravated.
I had a very good working relationship with my fellow teachers and support staff due to my flexibility and willingness to work with others.
The hardest part of the job was not getting enough work due to long Holiday Breaks and Winter weather layoffs right after as well as the Summer with no pay. On the other end of the spectrum, the most enjoyable part was the actual work with the different grade levels of kids and seeing their happy and excited faces when they get it.
Bankers Hours, Weekends off, Holidays
No benefits what so ever, no income during breaks, and no guarantee of consistant work