Study to be a teachers aid or a primary teacher?
Answered 2 years ago
Mums, please help me.
I am currently studying online to become a primary teacher (second year out of 4), but not feeling very motivated. I feel exhausted all the time, uni assignments are quite complicated, and I just down enjoy it anymore.
My twins started school full time this year and I have been volunteering a lot at their school... and starting to realise that teachers are completely overworked, stressed and underpaid. So I am not that sure that all the effort that I am putting at uni is worth it, I mean, I want a job to keep me occupied, but I don't want to be stressed, working on weekends, etc. So I was thinking a teaching assistant job would be a better idea for me? Anyone could help me with some input?
Money is not an issue (husband is earning pretty good $ and I have my own assets, in case marriage goes wrong).
Ah, important info: I live in a very remote area, so there seems to be a very high demand for both school teachers and teachers aides.
Have an answer?
I think SSO work would also be quite rewarding but depends how you feel about working with the really high needs kids. I.e. on the spectrum or other disabilities, acting out because of trauma at home, kids who are being abused & are violent & angry etc. I've never done it so can't tell you what it's like, but from what I've observed that is usually what they are there to help with.
I quit my path to my teaching degree and went into homeschooling my children. I know do that full time and work online part time to make a little money. Best of luck xo
Thanks for your reply :-)