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Rewarding career
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Central Coast NSW20 April 2019
I teach year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students in English. It is an absolutely amazing and rewarding job. Seeing your students learn and improve on their learning is why I decided to become a teacher.
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Teacher (Current Employee) –  Queensland1 January 2019
I have enjoyed the variety of travelling to different schools this is sometimes the hardest part of this position. As I have had to follow maps and use new roads but I have rose to the challenge.
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Thrilling and fun workplace
Trainee Swim Teacher (Former Employee) –  Perth WA1 November 2018
Thrilling and fun workplace. They are friendly staff members who trained and guided me to be an excellent teacher and encouraged me to strive and endeavour.
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Depends on your employment status
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Ettalong Beach NSW3 August 2018
Permanent staff are treated much different to temps. As a temp you are used and abused. If you don't like it, you are kicked out. Permanents get all the perks. Good for them.
Pros
its a job
Cons
treated worse than rubbish
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Rewarding and challenging environment
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC4 June 2018
At the school level, teachers are supported by their principal and colleagues.
Work is mentally and physically very challenging, but working with children is extremely rewarding.
The hours both at school and out of school hours are long.
A job I thoughroly enjoyed for 43 years.
Pros
security of employment, the staff, the children
Cons
beauracracy
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an opportunity to showcase your teaching and class management skills.
Relief Teacher (Former Employee) –  Brisbane South QLD9 February 2018
everyday one faces a diverse lot of students, diverse in their cultural backgrounds,learning abilities,personal traits,social etiquette,family values,skills etc.But once you are there in the class you automatically summon your skills that sometimes you are unaware of and dive into the unknown, the plan for the day, ready to teach impromptu. Well, it is challenging yet at the end of every lesson there is sense of achievement,a sense the children have accepted you as their teacher for a specified hours,they have tried their best to learn from you.You have done your best , put up with not so good behaviour, appreciated motivated learners, and at the end of the day tried to remember their names- addressing the students by their name is in fact opening the doors to wonderful possibilities during the day.
Pros
work hours
Cons
unmanageable students
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Being a teacher is not respected
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Hoppers Crossing VIC31 January 2018
Wanting to be a teacher in the class room and not wanting to be a lKLA Leader or Co-Ordinator was not respected. I love teaching. Being in the classroom was my dream job but I was made to feel less important as I didn’t want a leadership role. Schools were becoming businesses not places of education.
Pros
Great staff. Educating children. Giving them opportunities.
Cons
Overload of work. Too much pressure to be a leader.
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Satisfactory conditions and positive accomplishments for putting in and creating a positive learning environment for students.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC2 March 2017
If you put in 100 percent and respect your fellow workers parents and students you will have a satisfactory work place. Support from administration and encouragement for maintaining and extending skills was appreciated.
Pros
All achievements of students recognised.
Cons
Physically demanding
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It was fun to teach.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Riverwood NSW23 February 2017
I enjoyed teaching in Public Schools rather than Private ones. Children are well behaved.Teachers were co-operative.
Pros
free tea
Cons
long hours
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Opportunity to work at different schools
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW20 February 2017
Teaching takes patience, hard working ethics, a love for other people's children and ability to work with parents, staff and any visitors into the school.
Pros
Holidays
Cons
Need a week to rest after a term and days during term can be very long.
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Killing the profession with bureaucracy.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC13 February 2017
Killing the profession with bureaucracy. Too much is asked of teachers, too much time wasted on pointless paperwork. Give teachers back their profession!
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Good place to work, staff are supportive and work in collaborative environment.
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Wollongong NSW29 January 2017
Good to get casual work and to start off teaching. Great environment to work and enjoy working.
Staff are friendly and helpful as work collaboratively.
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Institution of Education
Senior Teacher (Current Employee) –  Perth WA19 January 2017
Not a work place environment - administrative only. These are the employers, but largely unseen. The work is carried out in schools.
Pros
Employment opportunities
Cons
Long hours
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Inspiring, rewarding work
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Central Coast NSW10 October 2016
Hard work and rewarding experience. Much effort is required to cater to children with varying needs, but the benefit to the education and positive development of the children is very rewarding and inspiring to see.
Pros
Educating children
Cons
Long hours
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Regular, stable teaching situation with facilities and materials provided.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NSW23 October 2015
The experience of the teacher falls into two categories- Job Satisfaction and Employment and Remuneration.

My job satisfaction derived from my passion for language, my enjoyment of the actual leaching practice and the challenge of creating materials honed to the needs of the individual groups and steering them to better results than they would achieve without consideration of their individual needs.

Employment opportunities and remuneration are much less positive. Inflation reduced remuneration in value from quite good to very poor.
Once the changing demographic obliged me to move full-time into ESL , advancement opportunities became virtually non-existent. The creation of ESL Head Teacher positions occurred only in 2010.

Despite copious tertiary education, students and staff alike regard ESL teachers as "not real teachers" and they have roughly the status of a Teacher's Aide. This is galling.
Pros
Stable employment, established work environment
Cons
Lack of status and advancement opportunities. Red tape and Politics.
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Crafting young minds for the future
Senior Teacher (Current Employee) –  QLD10 October 2015
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I would rather not disclose and information about the department as this would be breeching code and conduct thank you.
Pros
Great Staff
Cons
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Happy students means happy teachers
Casual Teacher (Current Employee) –  Stroud, NSW21 January 2014
A great day at school means a fast day. Time flies! Approachable, friendly staff members make it a pleasant day. Student engagement and teacher flexibility is essential in a classroom. The hardest part of the job is managing behaviours.
Pros
Cheap lunches, spaced breaks, great working hours
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