Middle School Teachers

Middle School Teachers

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Middle School Teachers

What's it like?

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

Working conditions


  1. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.   
  2. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.                                     
  3. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
  4.  Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.                                               
  5. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  6. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress.                                                              
  7. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.                 
  8. Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.                                                                             
  9. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.             
  10. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.     
  11. Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.                                     
  12. Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.                                                 
  13. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.                     
  14.   Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.                                         
  15. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.See more occupations related to this task.                   
  16. Assign lessons and correct homework.                             
  17. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.                                                                       
  18. Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs.
  19. Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.                   
  20. Meet or correspond with parents or guardians to discuss children’s progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.                 
  21.   Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  22. Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.                 
  23. Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons
  24. promoting learning, following approved curricula.                 
  25. Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  26. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.           
  27. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.         
  28. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.                                                                                 
  29.  Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as required. Organize and label materials and display students’ work.             
  30.    Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities.                                                             
  31.  Coordinate and supervise extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.                 
  32. Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.                 
  33.      Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.                                             
  34. Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers and Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Instructing.
  • Writing.
  • Speaking.
  • Active Listening.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Persuasion.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Monitoring.
  • Judgment.
  • Decision Making.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Time Management.
  • Coordination.
  • Management of Personnel Resources.
  • Negotiation.
  • Active Learning.
  • Creativity.
  • Operation analysis.
  • Mathematics.


Bachelor degree in Education , Teacher Education and Professional Development , English education , French education

Average Salary​

7760/ Month

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