Morning duty monthly, get to work before students and watch them in their holding areas till teachers get their classes.
Afternoon duty is daily.
Work hours are 8 hours daily from 7:30 am to 3:45 pm. I normally stay till 6 or 7:30 pm, getting things prepared or changing things to accommodate the situations that have changed in the classroom.
Students eat breakfast in the classroom.
Constantly stop to redirect behaviors
Accelerated Instruction Time (small group tutoring)
Lunch 30 minutes
Recess 15 minutes
Go back to the classroom teach for an hour
Go to specials (P.E., Art, Music)
Go back to class teach for an hour then start cleaning up for dismissal.
The toughest part about teaching is managing 20-23 different behaviors and personalities, all while trying to invest in their learning and help them grow mentally. Teaching them how to problem solve independently.
The most enjoyable part about teaching are the aha/light bulb moments. When students start to click and get what they were struggling with. When it's not so frustrating for them and their confidence is boosted. Having students tell you they love you or that your the best teacher they've ever had.
I learned that no matter what the situation is there is a way to overcome it with positive vibes.
Great benefits and coworker relationships, get to know some great students.
Sometimes more stressful than rewarding.