Teaches basic academic, social, and other formative skills to pupils in public or private elementary schools.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
- Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
- Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Prepares students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Observes and evaluates students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Reads books to entire classes or small groups.
- Provides a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
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