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Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
    • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
    • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
    • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
    • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
    • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
    • 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.
    • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
    • Assign lessons and correct homework.
    • 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.
    • Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.
    • Meet or correspond with parents or guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
    • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
    • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
    • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
    • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
    • 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.
    • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as required.
    • Organize and label materials and display students' work.
    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities.
    • Coordinate and supervise extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
    • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
    • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
    • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • 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
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

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

    • Oral Comprehension

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

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    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.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 64740/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 30,950
    • Yearly Projected Openings 2,250

    Typical Education

    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
    • Cooperation
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Desktop computers
    • Compasses
    • Childrens science kits
    • Binocular light compound microscopes

    Technology

    • Video creation and editing software
    • Multi-media educational software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Computer based training software
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