Primary and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools.
Duties May Include
Primary school teachers (also called elementary school or kindergarten teachers) may:
Prepare and present courses to students according to an approved curriculum;
Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and field trips;
Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental, and social development as well as their school readiness;
Assign and correct homework;
Prepare, administer, and correct tests;
Evaluate students' progress and discuss results with students, parents, and school officials;
Identify individual learning needs and prepare/implement remedial programs for those requiring extra help;
Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
Examples of Titles
Early Childhood Services Teacher - Elementary School
Grade School Teacher
Primary School Teacher
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