Working for RPS is a stressful job; however, when I am able to reach and teach at least one student each time I work, the stress is worth it and the job becomes enjoyable. Unfortunately, substitute teachers go in the classroom at somewhat of a disadvantage because he/she may be new to the school and the classroom of students. Not knowing the students names, standard behavior, and personality at first tend to be frustrating when trying to control the classroom. In most classes, it has been my experience that one or more children will "act out" or need some type of discipline. The system that RPS uses for discipline involves moving or clipping their names on a color chart that indicates whether they are behaving bad or good. While that is a way to see and measure temporary, that system doesn't actually create a punishment, Therefore, the hardest part of the job is to teach the students that want to learn while also trying to maintain students that are seeking negative attention.
Self gratification when a student "gets it" and being able to effect a change.
Negative attitudes and behaviors from challenged students.