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Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

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

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