What Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Do
Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.
Other Job Titles Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education May Have
English Teacher, Language Arts Teacher, Mathematics Teacher (Math Teacher), Middle School Teacher, Music Teacher, Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher), Reading Teacher, Science Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Teacher
I work to create a positive educational climate for students to learn in while meeting course and school-wide student performance goals. I create lesson plans, grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.
I am constantly teaching children about the foundations of our country's government. I am aso providing students with the tools they need to be the most successful in their educational careers, such as responsibility, organization, and accountability.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
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.
Level of Education Attained by Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Most common level of education among people in this career: Master's degree (46%)
Bring who you are to the classroom. If your students can understand you and empathize with you, then they will know that you are there for them and will be more likely to open up to you. Be compassionate and forgive yourself for mistakes. Trust in your abilities.
Learn as much as you can about everything, whether it seems relevant or not. Be open to learning everything and anything. It's easy to say, "I'm never going to use this", but you never know where life will lead you, and what you thought was useless at one point, may become the key to something you need later. Ask questions and don't give up until you get an answer that helps you understand.
Take an interest in as many learning opportunities as possible. Fly an airplane, learn to play an instrument, skydive if you can. The more you have to share the better. Students want to see more than a teacher, they want to see a life that is worth working toward.
High School Students
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