Teach pupils in public or private schools at the elementary level basic academic, social, and other formative skills.
1) Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
2) Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
3) Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
4) Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
5) Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
6) Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
7) Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
8) Assign and grade class work and homework.
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9) Read books to entire classes or small groups.
10) Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.
11) Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
12) Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
13) Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
14) Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
15) Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.
16) Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
17) Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
18) Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
19) Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
20) Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
21) Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
22) Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
23) Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
24) Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
25) Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
26) Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
27) Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
28) Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
29) Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
30) Organize and label materials, and display students' work.
31) Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
32) Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
33) Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
34) Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities, in order to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
35) Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
36) Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
37) Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
38) Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
"Elementary School Teacher" Holland / RIASEC Career Code: S-I-A SOC: 25-2021.00