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Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach academic and social skills to kindergarten students.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
    • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
    • Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
    • Demonstrate activities to children.
    • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
    • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems or special academic interests.
    • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
    • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
    • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
    • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
    • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to children.
    • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
    • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
    • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
    • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
    • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
    • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
    • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
    • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
    • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
    • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of kindergarten programs.
    • Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate children's progress.
    • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
    • Organize and label materials and display children's work in a manner appropriate for their sizes and perceptual skills.
    • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities and guide students in learning from those activities.
    • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
    • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine children's developmental levels and needs.
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
    • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 54570/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,780
    • Yearly Projected Openings 280

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    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Sand or water tables or activity centers
    • Childrens science kits
    • Cassette players or recorders
    • Building blocks
    • Board games

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Multi-media educational software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Computer based training software

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