Challenging, but rewarding
Teacher (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 8, 2018
Again, because I'm a Special Education teacher, the day is always stressful especially at the school I taught at. This was a Level 5 school meaning that these students had severe behavior problems. This was the last school setting before they go to juvenile detention, so some of the students were pretty hard core.
I've learned, working with these types of students, that if I respect them, they will respect me too. So, as hard core and rude as they were, I would never disrespect or talk down to them. I exercised a lot of patience and I know that helped them a lot.
The hardest part of the job was managing these students and having to deal with their behaviors when they totally lose control of their behaviors.
The most enjoyable part of the job, is seeing some of these hard core students make some progress in becoming a little more controlled, and serious student, or just make some kind of minor improvement from when school started.
Had great teacher aides who were trained well
Dishonest superiors who didn't even know you.