Pros: steady schedule, decent pay, decent benefits
Cons: absolutely no job security, inflexible schedule
On a typical day I heard my students mention gang activity and sometimes they mentioned people they knew who were killed in gang violence.
I learned how to stay calm during lock downs
Management: I feel as a teacher I was sort of a manager of my students. Of course, I had no ability to fire them or reprimand them if they chose to ignore their responsibilities as students
My co-workers, fellow teachers, were wonderful, supportive, and insightful.
The hardest part of the job was not the students, nor their parents. It was the principals and other administrators.
The most enjoyable part of the job was noticing that the students were learning. Its a lie when the media says our kids are testing low and not learning. They ARE learning. I saw it daily