Elementary School Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Elementary School Teacher?

August 2016
"Initial hours of work."
Elementary School Teacher:
Stick with it! It gets better and you will get better! Keep the kids first. Be equitable and fair. Keep learning all there is to know about teaching. And always pay it forward. Someone will have helped make you better, so do the same for someone else!
August 2016
"Invest more into retirement."
Elementary School Teacher:
Take out loans to buy years for work experience.
November 2016
"Your Professional Path."
Elementary School Teacher:
I was hired 14 years ago to develop and run a science program in a Montessori elementary school. I love what I do as I developed an enriched science program that evolves with the needs of our society. It allows students to explore science as a passion and creatively investigate their curiosity about their surroundings. The stress level is only due to friction caused by the coworkers or school leader, otherwise I love what I do. I have a great relationship with my students & their parents. My Masters degree with 3 years of research background in petroleum industry and my B.Ed. Training has more than prepared me for my role in the school. To excel in any job a teacher should her/his passion and keep educating oneself to get better in what one does. Never forget to re-evaluate your professional growth and future growth in an organization & see if you have any more chance to grow or find a place that will provide that opportunity. Last but not least, learn how to negotiate for the salary.
January 2017
""It takes a village...""
Elementary School Teacher in Stoneham:
Pros: Throughout my career , I worked with many teachers, often within their classrooms, especially because many of the years I was a special Education Teacher. I found the majority of Stoneham Teachers collaborative and caring! Our goal was to do the best we could for each and every child!
Cons: Easy: Too many workshops! Although I certainly appreciate continuing education, I found that taking teachers out of the classroom on a consistent basis throughout the year was not "Best Practice" for the children in the classroom. Having the consistency and presence of their teacher in the classroom far outweighs the benefit teacher's may receive from attending workshops during classroom and teaching time.
February 2014
"4th-6th Grade Math Teacher."
Elementary School 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."
February 2017
"Not a review."
Elementary School Teacher in Tucson:
Pros: It's warm here.
Cons: Low pay. Traffic.
May 2017
Elementary School Teacher in Stockton:
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: My site supervisor.
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