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Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    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
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    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.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    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 66420/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 50,270
    • Yearly Projected Openings 3,490

    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:
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation

    Tools

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

    Technology

    • Video creation and editing software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software
    • Analytical or scientific software
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