Pros: good salary and benefits
Cons: an hour drive each day to get to work
I am a resource teacher that works with PK through 8th grade. I worked with the children who were struggling with reading, and taught them reading skills that filled in the gaps and made them better readers. I also worked with 7th and 8th grade gifted students on projects that complemented their future job interests.
I worked with each group of students – more... for thirty minutes, and utilized positive reinforcement to help them achieve academic and behavioral goals.
Working with my co-workers was enjoyable. We worked together to provide the best academically for the students. I tested the students, discovered their weaknesses, and then provided individual lesson plans for each group of students. I reported weekly to the teachers to let them know how their students were doing, and the teachers informed me as to the progress of the students in their classroom.
The hardest part of the job was trying to juggle my schedule to accommodate all of the students. I did manage to help all those that had needs though.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the students become better readers, and them gaining a new confidence in their ability to read. – less