A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction; counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students, and evaluates student performance and progress.
- Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.
- Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.
- Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.
- Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Subject areas appropriate to assignment.
- Effective behavior management techniques.
- Effective instructional techniques.
- Rules and procedures for student safety.
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communications.
- Effective communication with parents or guardians in a diverse community.
- Designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement.
- Deal with students in a positive and confident manner.
- Be fair and consistent when working with a culturally, racially, and economically diverse student population.
- Adapt to change and remain flexible.