I am hoping to hear from some teachers about teaching over here. I currently work full time in a role that is sort of in education but really want to get back to teaching. I have all my registration done so I am ready to go.
I taught for 4 years in the UK; the last year as a year 6 teacher, which although I loved, it was incredibly stressful and hard, not too mention the mountains of marking, planning and assessment that I am sure all you other teachers can relate to. Not sure if I want to go back to that intense workload and stress!
So my questions are...what is teaching/education really like here in Adelaide? From what I have seen (as I do actually go into schools to represent my company) it looks a lot more laid back, no marking in books, not much structure to lessons or the days learning, just lots of worksheets and no differentiation...I could go on! I only go into a certain areas within Adelaide so maybe I am seeing a bad bunch...I am aware that there are probably lots of great schools around...
So what is the reality of doing TRT work? I know I will have to do this for a while before I could even get a sniff of a contract but how have people found it in general? Do you turn up with lesson plans to follow, or do you just have to make it up yourself? Also, what's the pay like for a days work?
And for those of you who have secured contracts, how is the workload come to the UK?
Would love to hear people from who are out there doing it. As I said, I have my registration already and know how the system works.