Hi Blue Moon!
Well, I had added stress from doing both jobs - running out when someone in gym needed an inhaler or ice pack and finding time to do my screenings and prep for classes.
I enjoyed the classroom setting. There were some classes that I enjoyed more than others, as some had more discipline problems. I taught 3rd and 4th graders. I found that kids are very interested in science, health, and physiology.
I was not trained in the discipline part and quickly learned that each teacher had their own discipline system, and that I was just left hanging there with no discipline plan. The problem was that when the teacher came back in, if I had a system where a misbehaved student warranted disciplinary action, the teacher was not happy as then they had to handle the discipline. I think if I had to do it over, I would try and get some sort of discipline plan that would not involve the action of the classroom teacher. If you have your own room and students come to you for the lesson, I think you could develop some kind of plan.
On the other hand, there were some classes where the students were fully engaged, and highly interested. That experience was delightful as they really love what I was teaching.
Wow, a toss upâ€¦â€¦. All the fake complainers trying to go home all day long, every day, and fighting with them every day â€¦.orâ€¦. teaching all day long.
I think I would say the teaching.
I would grab the teaching now that I really think about it. I found that kids like action work and experiments. They loved experiments and hands on medical things. I think that would be an advantage as the subject matter can be much more creative than the regular curriculum of reading and math. I would go for it - just make sure it is legal with the Dept of Ed in you state before you bite.