A typical day at work (on my teaching job) is extremely busy; beginning at 6:50 AM with preparation and tutorials. I learned that good preparation and lesson plans makes the day go much smoother. Good lesson plans lead to good time management. Making notes to self is very important in order to be able to manage time, paperwork (general ed, special ed, 504, and ESL), grades, discipline, phone calls, and emails to and from parents for 150 students. Handling messaging (emails, etc.) from other colleagues and administration takes quite a bit of time as well. A positive workplace culture plays a big role in helping to endure the trials of a stressful job. The hardest part of the job is the day to day management of peoples' attitudes. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the implemented successfully and kids being successful!
once you learn the job, it gets a little easier
bound by bell schedule, SPED paperwork and hoops