High School Teachers
On the Job
High School Teachers instruct students in one or more subjects, such as English, math, or social studies.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
- Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Plan educational activities.
- Plan experiential learning activities.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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