What do Self-Enrichment Education Teachers do?

Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.

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Necessary Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Instructing
  • Critical Thinking