This article is about usage in formal initial education. For preschool head teacher salary and universities, see professor.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Classroom at a seconday school in Pendembu Sierra Leone. In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. A teacher’s role may vary among cultures. Formal teaching tasks include preparing lessons according to agreed curricula, giving lessons, and assessing pupil progress.
A teacher’s professional duties may extend beyond formal teaching. Outside of the classroom teachers may accompany students on field trips, supervise study halls, help with the organization of school functions, and serve as supervisors for extracurricular activities. Teaching is a highly complex activity. The competencies required by a teacher are affected by the different ways in which the role is understood around the world. Working with others Working with knowledge, technology and information, and Working in and with society. It has been found that teachers who showed enthusiasm towards the course materials and students can create a positive learning experience. These teachers do not teach by rote but attempt to find new invigoration for the course materials on a daily basis.