Teachers teach students reading, writing, spelling, math, science and much more. They use games, music, art, films, computers, and other tools to teach children basic skills. When children learn, they feel good and will do well in school later on. When they grow up and go to work and become parents, they will do a good job because of what they learned when they were young. Most kindergarten and elementary school teachers teach several subjects to one class of children. In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team. They teach a group of students at least one subject. In other schools, a teacher may teach one special subject to a number of classes. Usually they teach music, art, reading, science, math, or gym. Some teach classes of students from different grades.
• Make teaching outlines and lesson plans.
• Organize classroom materials such as handouts, audiovisuals, and computer displays.
• Grade tests and homework.
• Write progress reports and meet with parents.
• Teach subjects to students.
Where and When:
• Teachers work in classrooms most of the time.
• Some teachers have two months off during the summer.
• Other teachers work year round with week long breaks during the year.
• A teacher usually works in school 35-40 hours each week during the school year.
• Many teachers must take work home in order to complete grading papers and tests.
• Teachers must also attend meetings with parents and teachers before and after school.
What or Who They Work With:
• Children and parents.
• Games and videos
• Lesson plans
• Art supplies
Education and Training:
• Bachelor's degree to get started
• Master's degree is also needed
• You must pass a special test in order to teach
Related School Subjects:
• Social Studies
• Learning another language is helpful
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