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Careers in Schools — Satisfying, Rewarding and Challenging

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Careers in education have always been one of the most satisfying. With an increase in the number of educational institutions, both government and private, the demand for qualified teachers has risen globally. A few years ago there were very few takers for high school teacher jobs as the field of education is not considered as lucrative as other career options. However, in the near future, there will be more and more school education jobs, thus increasing the chances of those looking to get into teaching getting suitable high school teacher jobs they always dreamt of. School education jobs are one of the most gratifying and also challenging. They give you the opportunity to make a great difference in the lives of people and the society too.

Various Job Options in Schools

When we think about the careers in schools, there are many different types of school education job options. There are many websites that will help you find school teacher jobs in your city or country or any other place where you are looking to work. Education jobs websites lists different jobs in high schools and colleges. If you are looking for a career in school the job options range from teaching jobs and librarians to fitness coach and administration jobs like coordinators, education managers, supervisors and more. Other job options include counselors, school nurse, school psychologist, youth counselor, guidance counselor, etc. This article discusses the mainstream educators who are the heart of any education system.

School Teacher Jobs Give You Enough Time for Yourself

Being a school teacher, you are not expected to have a rigorous routine like most of the professionals in industries. School teacher jobs also allow you to spend more time with your families and friends by virtue of the long vacations. The challenging part is that you need to interact with a different type of group. This group is the young minds ready to be shaped for their future. In that way, you can impart your most valuable effort into doing a significant change for our society. Additionally, interacting with young minds keeps one young and lively.

You must take up a school teacher job if you like interacting with children and can understand their needs. You should also be very patient, organized and creative. A good sense of humor and the ability to tackle all kinds of children will be an added advantage. Also, you should have good communication skills and a pleasing personality.

School Teacher Jobs: Nature of Work

Through classroom presentations and instruction a teacher helps students to learn various subjects. You will have the responsibility to teach one or more subjects depending on your job by putting a required number of hours inside the classroom. In addition to this, you will need to prepare teaching materials, mark student's papers and performances, discuss student's progress plan with their parents, work with other professionals like psychologists and counselors, organize social activities and functions inside school, etc. A teacher also needs to assist students whenever they need additional guidance and help. Teachers can also make use of the ''hands-on'' approach and use creative props and other teaching aids to make teaching and learning more engaging. Additionally, teachers also do invigilation during exams and accompany students when they go for trips and other activities. They also guide students to make the right career choices and also attend and conduct workshops and conferences.

Various Levels of Teaching Jobs

There are many levels of teaching jobs available and each has a minimum education qualification and experience criteria. Depending on your level of education, you can get K-12 Teacher Jobs as kindergarten school teacher, elementary school teacher, middle school teacher, or high school teacher. You can also be a special needs teacher for mentally retarded, visually impaired or any other special need that is out there.

Preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers teach young kids and play an important role in shaping their views. At this level the teachers teach basic subjects like mathematics, language, science, and social studies through various teaching aids like blocks and colors. Preschool children are taught through play and interactive activities like rhymes and stories. In kindergarten, students are focused more towards academics.

For middle and high school teachers the teaching methodology is left to the professional judgement of the teacher, whose priority it is to ensure their pupils learn. Their responsibilities are same as discussed above in the article. In addition they are also required to be involved in research and advances and also updating the current knowledge in their field of activity. At higher levels, the teachers also take up the task of constructing the curriculum in association with other professionals of his field. For applying for high school teacher jobs, you must be qualified with teacher's training programs and have a more detailed level of qualification in your area of work.

How to find K-12 teacher jobs?

There are many job opportunities in K-12 teacher jobs. Once you have the required education and you are looking for a K-12 teacher job, make sure you have a professional resume. Check online sites for how a professional resume should look like or consult a career center. Clearly mention your qualification, university details and area of specialization and work experience. Also make sure that your cover letter is impressive and briefly mention your interest in teaching. Next look for ads in newspapers, online sites and check up with job consultants too. For the best K-12 teacher jobs opportunities, you must apply when the school sessions begin.
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