Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 06:52:00 +0200
Diary Of A Supply Teacher: 'Am I a teacher or a teaching assistant? Does anyone know?!'
- I was struggling to teach English to a disparate group of Poles, and also struggling to help them get a better deal out of the school. In the meantime, a pay-day had passed, and the agency wanted to know whether I was now a teacher or a "teacher's assistant". As far as I was concerned, I was definitely the former, but I attempted to check. Meeting the teacher in charge of supply rushing in the opposite direction down a corridor, I persuaded him to slacken his pace long enough for me to point out that I had told the agency that I believed I was working as a teacher.