What is it like working as an Elementary School Teacher?
Elementary School Teacher in Worcester:
Pros: The time off is great. I like that every day is different. I feel like my job makes a difference in the lives of children.
Cons: The deadlines, non-stop testing, and micro-managing.
Elementary School Teacher in Fairview Heights:
"Knowledge Is Power."
Pros: I absolutely love the children with whom I work. I love watching them learn and loving learning.
Cons: My boss is never present, and expects us to do things beyond our job title and degree without pay compensation. We are not provided the materials or space required to complete the actions expected of us.
Elementary School Teacher in Fremont:
"Rewarding Yet Dizzying."
Pros: I like the children, the silly comments they make and being the boss of my own classroom where I get to create learning experiences that are meaningful and exciting. I have the power to make learning ANYTHING fun!
Cons: I hate the office politics, the culture of complaining that teachers seem to create, and the parents breathing down your neck even if you are doing your job really well.
Elementary School Teacher in Florida:
"Opportunity to Change the Future o."
Pros: Working with children, teaching a child to read. Opening the doors in their minds to all the possibilities that come when you make good choices.
Cons: Not enough paid time to plan. I work an average of 12 hours a day get paid for 7. Lack of parental involvement. Testing the stress of students not advancing because of testing. Seeing a child give up and loose self confidence in 3 rd grade because of testing.
Elementary School Teacher in Camp Wood:
"4th-6th Grade Math Teacher."
Pros: I love working with children everyday and the ability to have about two months in the summer off for my family.
Cons: The pay at my job seems cut-rate. I feel that the administration is miserly considering that I teach Math and that is a high-demand area in education. I was told that I would receive an additional stipend for teaching Math and another stipend for being the Math Specialist for our campus. However, those were withheld from me because of "budget concerns."