Pros: the work schedule is permanent, no last minute changes or reduction of hours. 8-3 monday-friday, that's it.
Cons: we don't get benifits, we get payed monthly, we don't work summers, holidays or weekends.
* A typical day is a six hour block of traveling and teaching to four different grade level classes. I have to interact with parents, other fellow teacher and special education assistant's, office staff, teachers and administration staff.
* This job really taught me how to be patient. The amount of stress teaching and supervising adolescent kids can – more... be very difficult and frustrating, but regardless, I learned how to push on in a positive manner and move away from any negativity.
* Currently I work under 6 administrative bosses, and four teacher sub-bosses. I follow their direction without question.
* I have various co-workers, but the main ones I have most contact with are the other teacher assistants. They range from young college students to graduates to young mothers. I, in fact, am the only male within that group.
* The hardest part of the job is teaching the students. Not all students can learn at the same pace, and not all can and will understand the information. Math is specifically hard to teach to 8-12 year old kids.
* The most enjoyable part of the job is spending time with the kids. Kids are very funny, very clever and can be very smart. I have had various great conversations with kids. But the best part is knowing that you taught them something new that day, and knowing that they look up to you for support, guidance, assistance, and friendship. – less