Middle school teachers instruct students, usually in grades six through eight. They help students build on fundamentals they learned in elementary school to prepare them for harder high school curricula. They usually are responsible for teaching a few subjects or one specialized subject.
Your middle school teacher job description should detail necessary educational and certification requirements for your location. Because middle school teachers must assess student abilities and prepare them for standardized tests, good candidates are analytical. They also must be able to establish and enforce discipline.
Your job description should also mention vital personality traits as well as professional skills. Middle school teachers should be excellent verbal and written communicators, and they must be able to form relationships with students, parents, other staff and administrators.
Are you doing enough to
help your child learn better?
Are Traditional Teaching Methods enough?
Schools, despite best intentions, are stuck in old paradigms of teaching, relying excessively on the 3Rs – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. They measure success and failure simplistically through a constant stream of exams.
How do we build Skills of the Future?
Feedback from the world of work suggests that the skills of the future are different from the skills kids are being groomed for. Students need to learn a range of soft skills to succeed in life, something our school curriculum is woefully weak at.