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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.