Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
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.
Related job titles:
Teacher, Instructor, Dance Instructor, Dance Teacher, Martial Arts Instructor, Flight Instructor, Piano Teacher, Ballet Teacher, Music Instructor, Driving Instructor
Annual Median Wage: $36,100
University of Phoenix
Western Governors University
Grand Canyon University
Concordia University Online
Projected growth: Faster than average (20% to 28%)
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
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.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
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 students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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