English Teachers (#263723)
English teachers should be well-grounded in classroom management and school procedures. In addition to teaching creative subjects like poetry and fiction writing, they should be prepared to teach grammar rules, spelling and diction, word pronunciation, sentence structure, punctuation, reading and essay writing.
Full-time teachers typically work eight- to nine-hour shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most public and some private school teachers have summers off, along with various holidays and winter breaks that generally run two to three weeks.
English teachers also:
Prepare coursework and assignments for classes Grade tests, essays and reports, and other writing assignments Meet with colleagues to coordinate lesson plans and work with specific subjects of expertise Hold one-on-one conferences with students to keep them on track as necessary Meet with parents or guardians to discuss students’ academic progress, remedial issues and behavior problems when necessary