Middle School Teachers
On the Job
Middle School Teachers help students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for the more difficult lessons they will learn in high school.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Encourage students.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Plan educational activities.
- Plan experiential learning activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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