January 08, 2010 09:30 ET

New eBook Explores Realities of Elementary School Teaching Profession

25 Teachers Share Their Experiences About Working With Children, Interacting With Parents, Standardized Testing and More

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2010) - CTI Career Search, a division of, today announced the release of "Being an Elementary School Teacher: Real-World Tips and Stories from Working Teachers," a free, downloadable 64-page eBook that provides a practical perspective on school teaching for students, career-changers and others considering the teaching profession.

Composed mainly of teachers' personal accounts of their occupation, the eBook provides an unvarnished view of what it's like to be a teacher today. "Being an Elementary School Teacher" contains a summary of findings, extensive lists of practical tips and advice, opinions on the best and worst parts of the job, and full transcripts of all interviews. The eBook also includes information on teacher job prospects and salaries.

Some of the teacher insights to be found in the book include:

"Many people think that because the school day ends at 3 PM teachers just leave, but, the truth is, we stay late and often put in more than an eight-hour day. Almost always we take work home with us. Yes, we do have summers off, but we are constantly thinking about the school year to come and working on our skills."

"College does not prepare you for the pressure of difficult parents and administrators, and dealing with sad student situations."

"Do NOT give up after your first year. It is a very strenuous and frustrating time that you just have to get through. It is MUCH better with experience!"

The interviews used in "Being an Elementary School Teacher" were sourced from CTI Career Search's Career Stories, an online repository of real-world interviews with more than 1600 professionals working in over 200 occupations. Donations are provided to parent-teacher organizations and other non-profits in exchange for the completion of anonymous career interviews from the various organizations' supporters. Through this program, the site has donated tens of thousands of dollars to educational causes.

The eBook may be freely copied and distributed by bloggers, professors, guidance counselors and others. Details on distributing the eBook are found in the first chapter.

About CTI Career Search

CTI Career Search on helps students, career changers, and adult learners make informed decisions about careers and colleges. Launched in 2005, the site offers more than 50,000 pages of information on careers, colleges and communities and serves about 10 million visitors annually.

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