Elementary School Teacher
By: Riley Kirk
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs
81% Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
81% Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
78% Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
75% Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
72% Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Items : Working Conditions : Environment : Context
98% Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
95% Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
93% Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
92% Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
92% Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
Description : Educational Needs
100% Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
56% Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
50% Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
45% Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
22% Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
89% Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
78% Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
72% Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
67% Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
67% Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Wages : Employment Outlook : Trends
1,361,200 Jobs taken in 2012
+12% Employment Change
467,400 Job Openings
11,250 Jobs taken in 2012
+16% Employment Change
430 Job Openings
United States (yearly) $53,400 on average
Arkansas (Yearly) $44,000 on average
All teachers have to figure out what it is that they will be teaching for each day. Some of the questions mentioned in the picture above are questions every teacher must ask themselves in order to figure out what lesson plans they will put together for the specific criteria that needs to be covered.
Fun, but Educational Activities and Games
In the career of being a teacher, you must find activities that would both suit the lesson plan, and allow the kids to enjoy it. The teacher in this picture provided a game that the kids could play that is also educational.
Being a teacher requires some to plan hands-on activities. The teacher in this picture is allowing board kids to go up to the board and create a way to solve the multiplication problems she has put on the board.