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Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Description

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Related Job Titles

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Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Related Careers
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Meet or correspond with parents or guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Coordinate and supervise extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
  • Assign lessons and correct homework.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • 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.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Organize and label materials and display students' work.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as required.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.

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