What Is a Teacher?
What Is a Teacher?
A Teacher is a professional who educates about a certain subject or subjects. Duties will vary depending on the educational setting, age and capability of the students. The primary goal is to inspire, motivate and encourage students.
A Teacher of primary education will be expected to deliver lessons on a variety of different subjects such as English, maths and science. In secondary education, there will be a specific teacher for each subject.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Teacher?
A teacher’s job involves a diverse range of responsibilities that are aimed at nurturing students' growth and providing a positive learning experience. Teachers create and deliver lesson plans, ensuring each student receives a comprehensive education. Alongside this, they allocate homework to reinforce concepts and track students' progress, carefully documenting their achievements to provide constructive feedback.
Collaboration with parents is essential, as teachers share students' progress when requested, fostering a strong partnership between home and school. Encouraging active participation in lessons, teachers should strive to engage every student in the learning process, tailoring their approach to individual needs.
Flexibility is a key aspect of the role, as they work with other organisations to address specific students' needs and implement a support network that enhances a students learning journey. A teacher’s job comes with a dedication to continuous growth as they attend meetings and training courses, improving their skills to provide the best possible education for their students.
While working as a teacher, you will participate in school events, supporting the senior leadership team to maintain a cohesive educational environment. Attendance tracking ensures students' presence and contributes to a structured and organised classroom experience. Additionally, teachers will diligently mark and grade students' work, providing valuable insights into their progress.
A teacher's attention to detail extends to organising supplies for lessons and presentations, ensuring an enriching and well prepared educational setting. Creating a positive learning environment is a constant focus, fostering a sense of belonging and enthusiasm that empowers students to thrive and reach their full potential. A teacher's passion and dedication plays a pivotal role in shaping students' futures and instilling a lifelong love for learning.
While working as a Teacher, you will be required to:
- Create and deliver lesson plans.
- Allocate homework.
- Monitor and document students' progress.
- Provide constructive feedback.
- Share students' progress with parents when requested.
- Encourage participation in lessons.
- Work with other organisations when requested depending on individuals needs.
- Attend meetings and training courses when requested.
- Attend and participate in school events.
- Answer student questions.
- Support the senior leadership team within the school.
- Record classroom attendance.
- Mark and grade work completed by students.
- Organise supplies needed for lessons and presentations.
- Create a positive learning environment.
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At Spencer Clarke Group, we work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We offer teaching placements and Teaching Assistant jobs at:
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
- Special Education Needs Schools
Why not get in contact with one of our specialists who can advise on current and upcoming opportunities?