Middle School Teachers


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Middle School Teachers

Middle School Teachers - Overview

Middle school teachers teach specific subjects to students who are between 11 and 14 years old.

Middle school teachers help students study individual subjects. Middle school teachers use methods of lecture and presentation to teach subjects such as:

  • English
  • Social studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Music

Middle school teachers take attendance, keep track of textbooks and other supplies, and establish classroom rules so students can work and learn.

Middle school teachers also develop lesson plans to teach subjects according to the school or district curriculum. They assign homework so that students can apply the lessons from class.

Teachers grade homework and give tests to monitor student progress. They keep track of scores by recording them in a grade book. They analyze the scores to create progress reports and report card grades.

Middle school teachers often supervise activities such as student clubs and organizations. This may involve meeting with students after school or during lunch breaks. Middle school teachers may also have supervision duties for school dances, sporting events, or other school activities.

Middle school teachers participate in faculty meetings. They discuss school and class issues with school administrators. They may also participate in local or national conferences where teachers share ideas and successful teaching methods.

Middle school teachers may provide advice to students with behavioral or academic problems. They may meet with students, parents, and administrators to try and resolve these problems.

Middle school teachers may also provide general academic advising to students about what classes to take.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.