Pros: the pros are summers off for vacation, snow days, and holidays. benifits are also good
Cons: high stress levels, lack of parental involvement, violence among students and sometimes against staff, and constant use of profanity from children
Documenting and monitoring behaviors. No two days are the same because based on which students have or have not had their medications the day can be either calm or like a rollercoaster. Counseling and plenty of interactions with student as an assistant teacher and mental health professional . Most of my days involve re-directing negative behaviors, – more... documentations of behaviors and discipline . I work closely with parents, teachers and administration to ensure the safety of my students and that they are learning based on their IEP's.
The hardest part of my job is listening to constant use of profanity and the disrespect that the students have for adults. I personally have learned not to take it personally, but it is still embarrassing that they are my students that are disrespectful to my co-workers. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing some of my students move out from Emotional Support classroom setting and they come back to me saying that I've helped them and made a difference. – less