Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 18, 2018
If you are looking to feel connected to your work, this is the perfect place. Although, this organization could be more successful if central employees were not unionized and poor performance was not rewarded. In addition, work is completely siloed, making it challenging to get things done on any reasonable timeline. Also, many work locations are not suitable for a productive working environment. Things are improving, but slowly.
Teacher/Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 16, 2018
The purpose of this message is to provide an opinion about what is the hardest part of being a Teacher/Tutor with The NYC Department of Education. The hardest part of the job, in my opinion, is getting a bachelor of science degree to teach STEM subjects.
Educational Associate (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – November 14, 2018
Busy work days. I learned how to work well with others. Management was supportive. Workplace culture was friendly and supportive. The hardest part of the job was seeing children who were not receiving the services they required outside of school.. The most enjoyable part was seeing children succeed.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 13, 2018
sometimes it can be difficult working with autistic kids but other times it can bring a smile to your face. the schedule is perfect for anyone and you build great relationships with staff members and students .
1 hour lunch break.
sometimes kids can be very rude in certain occasions
Literacy Coach,classroom teacher (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 13, 2018
I've worked for the Doe for 30 years. Teaching children was always my number 1 purpose. Collaboration with colleagues dropped throughout the years due to poor. Administration. Teachers deserve respect from administrators. We need support and proper supplies to do our work. I have worked very hard for this organization for more than 26 years.
Working with others to promote the best practices available.
NY Special Educational Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 12, 2018
A typical day at work was basically keeping a safe, comfortable and fun learning environment for children. I learned how to use reinforcement of behavior through the use of positive behavior support (PBS), what works for one child might not work with another. Management was supportive especially when helped was needed with a child. The most enjoyable part of the job was witnessing the child succeed.
Legal translator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 9, 2018
In 2001, I worked at Taft High School operated by the New York Board of Education. Because Taft High School no longer exists and the school system has undergone a number of changes in leadership since I was there, I do not believe any comments by me would be of any help.
Classroom Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 8, 2018
Being in the classroom helping children with their classwork, reviewing homework, reading with them and mentoring was fulfilling. It provided a sense of community because they were neighborhood kids. One of the highlights of my career.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 7, 2018
I come into work at around 7:35 in the morning. I am a substitute teacher and usual I have different responsibilities on a daily basis. I follow the plans the teachers leave for me. I pick up the students (Auditorium or Cafeteria) and work on everything that the teachers want me to cover.
Sometimes educators don't leave me any work, so I either make print outs of what I bring to class. I also, assign students independent reading in the morning. I usually do a mini lesson with the entire math group and then have the students go back to their seats and I allow them to complete their work with a partner(s).
I go over the math school work. For writing I usually depending on the grade have students write a reflection on what they have read during independent reading time(if no writing work is assigned).
Sometimes the hardest thing is to get the students to start working. If they have good work ethic and are well mannered it usually doesn't take long. The kids who need constant redirection I assign students to work with and sometimes I work with a small group of my own, just to see who needs the help and who doesn't.
BROOKLYN (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – November 6, 2018
On a typical day I would be assigned a schedule of classes I would be working with. I would assist the co-teacher with lessons or sometimes implement lesson plans independently. I was responsible for lunch and recess supervision. The workplace at the specific school that I was in was always pleasant and loving. The hardest part of the day was feeling like I wasn't doing enough to help children who may have needed it. The most enjoyable part of my day was seeing the students excited to see me each morning and enthusiastic to work.
College Coach (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 4, 2018
An average day at work was arriving at school and meeting with the set students for the day, walk ins, etc... I learned how to manage my time and patience. The management was impeccable as well as the workplace. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with my case load, the most enjoyable part was seeing my students progress.
Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 4, 2018
The organization is still working on racial equity work within. A lot of bureaucracy and little room to work independently. Sparingly, you will find occasional good people there that try to rise above the political/bureaucratic/crabs-in-a-battle mentality. Advice during interview: really pay attention to the team you are interviewing with. Are they expressing interest in your skills? Do they verbalize your growth within the team?
Some flexibility with work schedule, some work trainings that you can go to (if supported by your team)
Gossip culture, little room for innovation, heavily bureaucratic