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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