A typical day in my classroom included up to 13 students and 4 adults (the teacher, myself and 3 one-on-one attendants). The routine was the same every day, which is what children in a classroom due to their emotional diagnosis need. Every Thursday afternoon, the teacher held a meeting where the adults in the classroom collaborated and came up with ideas.
What I love about my co-workers is that they are passionate and serious about their work but they know how to keep the work environment loose and as stress-free as possible. Each one of these co-workers have their own strength that helps them thrive individually, but when combining the strengths of these people into one classroom it makes our team that much more dynamic. The classroom I work in has been called the best classroom of its type in the entire school district.
I have been fortunate to work with some amazing people and the good moments with children are the best moments in life. My favorite part of the job will always be going with the children to their gym class and playing basketball. I enjoy the paperwork as well. The hardest part of the job was managing behavior. Episodes of cussing, name-calling, screaming, hitting, kicking, biting, spitting and head-butting happen daily.