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Based on 1,448 responses, the job of Elementary School Teacher has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.83 out of 5. On average, Elementary School Teachers are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as an Elementary School Teacher?

December 2015
"Is very much demanding, and you always need to be prepared,"
Elementary School Teacher:
Pros: Seeing a child passing my subject. And of course weekends and long holidays. I.
Cons: I'll discipline kids, who dont respect teachers and other learner's,
January 2016
"Time management."
Elementary School Teacher:
Use your time wisely.
January 2016
"So much with and for so little."
Elementary School Teacher:
Continue to network on the side so you have a back up plan.
January 2016
"How to run and manage a class."
Elementary School Teacher:
Classroom management is the most important tool to ensure success. Collaberate with someone you admire.
January 2016
Elementary School Teacher:
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.
January 2016
"Teaching as a second (or third!) Career."
Elementary School Teacher:
Hello - teaching jobs in Canada are few and far between. Most Boards are not hiring new teachers, particularly those who are in their early 20's, and this is their first "real" job! Most teachers today have a minimum of 2 degrees, many have a third degree, and have considerable career experiences outside of teaching. Students' needs are becoming far more complex, complicated by issues of generational poverty, mental health concerns, PTSD, non-English speakers (New Canadians), to list a few. Sadly, there are no longer the supports in place to allow teachers to simply (HAH!) ' teach'. You must also assume the role of social worker, agency reference point, and truant officer. My advice: please strongly re-consider going into teaching, unless you have the willingness and ability to work abroad; are tri-lingual; are more 'life-experienced' (ie. Have had other stressful careers; your own children; have a secondary wage earner). You can make far more money in other fields!!
February 2016
"Get on with it."
Elementary School Teacher:
Keep up to date with all tasks like marking and assessment. Ensure that strict behavior management systems are used.