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Education - Secondary
Education - Secondary

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” This Chinese Proverb speaks to the education profession. Teachers have the enormous responsibility of educating our future. Whether it’s the arts or sciences, teachers become the motivation in the classroom. Teaching is more than test scores, it is a passion for education that must get passed on to each student in the classroom.

A career in education almost guarantees you a position no matter where you live or move to in the future. Plus, the work can be very rewarding and can offer great retirement benefits.

Career Information

Secondary teachers usually specialize in one subject and teach many classes on that topic. Depending on the specialization, you will be responsible for planning classroom activities relating to the subject, testing and evaluating students, assigning class work, maintaining classroom discipline, and following individual state testing procedures that prepare students for their educational future. Teachers also grade papers, and meet with parents to discuss a child's progress. read more

Classroom Experience

"I expect students to be self motivated," says Jim Larson, Lake Michigan College instructor. "Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, and stay focused on the material being presented."

Many forms of technology are used in the classroom. Beyond traditional lecture and hands-on activities, PowerPoint presentations, DVDs, the Internet and materials available on Blackboard, the College's instructional Intranet, play an important role in the classroom. read more

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