• Middle School Teachers
  • Education and Training
  • Middle school teachers typically educate students in sixth through eighth grades. They help students build on elementary school fundamentals and prepare them for the more difficult curriculum they will face in high school.

What do they typically do

  • Plan lessons that teach students a subject, such as biology and history
  • Test students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and difficulties
  • Teach lessons they have planned to an entire class or to smaller groups
  • Grade students' assignments to monitor their progress
  • Communicate with parents about their child's progress
  • Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules

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