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Teacher Job Summary

A teacher’s job is an important one. They present and explain learning materials and educate their students in new subjects. In order to help students learn and understand, teachers must foster an encouraging, interactive environment. Teachers communicate their subject matter by using lectures, printed, visual, audio and/or video materials. They must create a curriculum, form daily lesson plans, and prepare all lesson materials, In class, teachers may lecture on a specific subject and/or assign work, projects, and tests to help build knowledge and assess the students’ overall performance in a class. Teachers also act as role models helping students set educational and learning goals.

The teacher’s objective is to educate in a fun and interesting way to better impart knowledge on their students and challenge them to learn more.  Teachers are also responsible for maintaining and managing their classrooms and must take disciplinary action when needed. In order to educate their class and ensure success, teachers should maintain a positive attitude, be energetic about the subjects they teach, and share a passion for learning themselves.

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate a hunger for knowledge among students and engage them to learn
  • Encourage curiosity and continued improvement
  • Help set goals for students and work with the class to help them attain these goals
  • Keep an organized and orderly classroom that promotes creativity and learning
  • Plan curriculum for the school year
  • Create and prepare daily lesson plans for appropriate age and learning skill level, making adjustments when needed
  • Create and/or print out instructional material for classroom use
  • Lead daily lesson plans, teaching the intended subject matter and answering any questions the students may have
  • Keep track of role and ensure students are attending and participating in class
  • Assign work by means of in-class worksheets, projects, homework, presentations, reports etc.
  • Assess performance by grading work and giving tests
  • Keep grading book up-to-date
  • Help students one-on-one who need extra assistance
  • Enforce administration and school-wide policies
  • Set classroom rules and expectations
  • Discipline students (according to school policy) when necessary
  • Be active in the school community and events
  • Participate in teaching training sessions and stay up to date with current teaching methods, practices and any new knowledge in your field
  • Set up and lead teacher/parent student-assessment conferences

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We are interested in hearing from you!  If you are interested in Whitharral ISD please email a resume to nmccollister@whitharralisd.org