To my fellow educators out there, which part of your job do you find the most ch

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  1. sriparna profile image82
    sriparnaposted 7 years ago

    To my fellow educators out there, which part of your job do you find the most challenging?

    I find the reporting time the most challenging, though I love corrections as I get to know whether the students got the idea which I had tried to teach them. But somehow reporting is so much stressful as in our school, we write profiles for each student regarding their progress. What about you?

  2. lilalollie profile image72
    lilalollieposted 7 years ago

    For me the most challenging is that all students understand what I am trying to explain. Some need another kind of explanation or assignment then others. I also like to illustrate every subject with a video or a lab.

    I don't have to write profiles about students, I think mine are a little bit older (12-18 years) and I only teach biology, no other subjects.

    Greets and good luck!

    1. sriparna profile image82
      sriparnaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We write profiles for students of all age groups, even 12-18 years. I can understand, different teaching styles work with different learners, that is challenging, you are making a great effort! Thanks!

  3. nurseleah profile image81
    nurseleahposted 7 years ago

    I get annoyed with the amount of time it takes to grade papers. Our program requires specific paperwork for each course, and in mine each week I have to grade about sixteen 15-20 page papers, plus exams, quizzes, etc. I spend so much time grading outside of work hours, and of course, I don't get paid for that time.

    I don't have to write profiles, and I'm not sure what that means. My students are nursing students at the college level.

    1. sriparna profile image82
      sriparnaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We have to write each student's progress in the subjects we teach every term, when we report to the parents, those we call student profiles. I know, too much of grading takes away the joy of this profession at times, thanks!

    2. theliz profile image61
      thelizposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wouldn't it be nice to earn wages that reflected the actual time it takes to be an effective teacher? It's no wonder there is a lack of creativity in edu today, everyone is swamped trying to get the basics out of the way with zero time or resource.

  4. hazeleyedbeauty profile image71
    hazeleyedbeautyposted 7 years ago

    Making the parents happy i find most challenging. Parents can really be demanding of you in ways that you just cant help them with. I would have to say dealing with the lack of supplies can be right up there as well.

    1. sriparna profile image82
      sriparnaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand, dealing with parents is one of the most challenging tasks indeed! Thanks!

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    Garifaliaposted 7 years ago

    I agree about reporting. What's difficult for me often is pin pointing the individual student's problem; I'm at a loss for words sometimes. But what I find more challenging than that is making sure that the way I teach, I cater to all types of learners (especially ones with learning difficulties). I lose lots of sleep over that during the school year. It makes me feel quite incompetent.

    1. sriparna profile image82
      sriparnaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't feel incompetent, we are on the same boat, reaching each and every student in class is challenging as well as rewarding for teachers! You are making a great effort! Thanks!

    2. profile image0
      Garifaliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I thank you.

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    travelingwriterposted 7 years ago

    As I teach in a language institute at the moment rather than in a traditional school setting, I find that sometimes teaching the target language without referencing the native language can be difficult. I speak Spanish nearly fluently and that's the native language where I teach. Sometimes, trying to come up with ways to explain different grammar points or meanings of words can be very interesting when students are learning something new. It definitely involves acting a lot of the time!

    1. sriparna profile image82
      sriparnaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand your situation, I had taught ESL in Japan for two years and found the same problems, I had learnt the conversational Japanese but a lot of gestures and actions entailed in my teaching too, thanks!


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