My typical day of work begins at 7:15. I hand out tardy slips to students who are late. Sometimes I have to assign them after school detention. I also have students sent to detention during the school day during block,1,2,3 and 4. Some students are good, some are not so good. I learned how to use our discipline system on my own. I also made my own spreadsheet in google sheets so I can keep up with the number of tardies each student gets per block.
I have my own classroom and my own class rules. Students don't like to be sent to detention, but they like me and respect my rules.
The hardest part of my job is when student comes in that is very upset because they were sent out of the classroom. I have been cursed out, yelled at, even threatened. I never loose my temper and I use positive words to encourage the students.
The best part of my job is when a student stops by to see me and brags about doing better in the classroom and hasn't been sent to detention in a while. I keep candy in my classroom and and give the a piece and tell them how proud I am of them. I have had students come to me that I've know for about 3 years and tell me I was one of their favorite teachers! That always put a smile on my face. To see a student grow and mature is very enjoyable!
Off in the summer, hours are great, My son goes to school here, Great people to work with.
One con about this job is the pay. Teacher assistants, which is what I am classified as, doesn't get paid a lot. I truly only work for the insurance.