Middle School Teachers
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- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
- Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
- Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
- Assign lessons and correct homework.
- Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs.
- Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.
- Meet or correspond with parents or guardians to discuss children’s progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and needs.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Perform administrative duties, such as school library assistance, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as required.
- Organize and label materials and display students’ work.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities.
- Coordinate and supervise extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
- Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
- Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
What skills are necessary for Middle School Teachers?
Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry- or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.
Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education. They are essential in many industries and occupations.
Middle School Teachers
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