Elementary School Teachers
On the Job
Elementary School Teachers teach students basic academic, social, and other skills. They work in private or public schools.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Read to students.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
- Encourage students.
- Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Plan educational activities.
- Plan experiential learning activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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