Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

Description

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.

Tasks

  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • 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.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • 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 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.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.

Knowledge

Biology
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Skills

Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Installation
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Abilities

Speed of Limb Movement
The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
Spatial Orientation
The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Night Vision
The ability to see under low light conditions.
Peripheral Vision
The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
Glare Sensitivity
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
Sound Localization
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.

Interests

Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Work Style

Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Innovation
Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Leadership
Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Adaptability/Flexibility
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Work Values

Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Lay Titles

Acting Teacher
Adult Education Teacher
Adult Educator
Adventure Education Teacher
Americanization Teacher
Art Instructor
Art Teacher
Arts and Crafts Teacher
Athletic Instructor
Athletics Teacher
Ballet Teacher
Baton Teacher
Bridge Instructor
Bridge Teacher
Ceramics Instructor
Ceramics Teacher
Chef Instructor
Chef Teacher
Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Choir Teacher
Choral Teacher
Citizenship Teacher
Civil Preparedness Training Officer
Community Educator
Computer Science Teacher
Computer Technology Instructor
Cooking Teacher
CPR Instructor (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor)
Culinary Art Teacher
Dance Instructor
Dance Teacher
Dancing Instructor
Dancing Teacher
Defensive Driving Instructor
Diving Instructor
Drama Teacher
Dramatic Coach
Dramatic Teacher
Driver Education Instructor
Driver Trainer
Driving Instructor
Driving Teacher
ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor)
ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher)
First Aid Instructor
First Aid Teacher
Flight Instructor
Floral Design Teacher
Flute Teacher
Flying Instructor
Flying Teacher
Foreign Language Teacher
Guitar Instructor
Guitar Teacher
Gymnastics Coach
Gymnastics Instructor
Health Teacher
Hebrew Teacher
Home Economics Teacher
Horseback Riding Instructor
Instrumental Music Teacher
Knitting Teacher
Language Instructor
Language Teacher
Martial Arts Instructor
Modeling Instructor
Music Director
Music Educator
Music Instructor
Music Teacher
Navigation Teacher
Organ Teacher
Piano Teacher
Pilot Teacher
Prenatal Teacher

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$16.98 hourly, $35,320 annual.
Employment (2008):
179,650 employees