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  1. High School Teacher By: Cooper Simpson

  2. Degrees needed • Most high schools require a four year bachelor of science degree • 87% of high school teachers have a bachelor of science and 13% have a masters degree • A masters degree helps you make more money over the course of a year

  3. Tasks • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students. • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

  4. Tools and Technology • Notebook computers — Laptop computers • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment • Scanners — Computer data input scanners • Televisions — Television monitors • Video cassette players or recorders — Video cassette recorders VCR

  5. …cont. • Technology used in this occupation: • Computer based training software — Instructional software • Development environment software — ABC programming language; Logo • Electronic mail software — Email software • Graphics or photo imaging software — Video editing software • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel

  6. Knowledge • Education and Training —Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

  7. Work Activities • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

  8. …cont. • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

  9. State and national median pay • National-Median wages (2011)$54,300 • State- Median wages (2011) $ 53,300

  10. Why I would be suited for this job • I can be very strict but also connect with my students • I am able to reach out to kids that are needing help • I am not afraid to speak in front of older students • I am a good leader

  11. Challenges/Rewards of this job • Challenges: High school students think they own the world, the content of some higher level classes would be difficult to master(AP), achieving a degree that would allow myself to make a nice living is also challenging • Rewards: seeing a student exceed and have the aha moment, possibly getting a job as a high school coach, and doing what I love to do which is helping people grow

  12. Interview- Coach Eager • 1) How much more difficult is it to teach a highschooler rather than a younger student? • Answer: I teach 9th graders so it is not as bad, but they can be very immuture at times. • 2)Is it difficult to learn the content for your higher level classes? • Answer: I had to take a two week class to learn about AP human geography but after that I just read the textbook and picked it up rather easily.

  13. …interview cont. • 3)Why were you drawn to becoming a teacher? • Answer: I was always interested in helping younger students achieve their goals and I loved to coach • 4)What is your favorite part about teaching? • Answer: Watching students progress throughout the year • 5)Do you do anything else for the school such as coach a team or manage any of the clubs? • Answer: Coach