What does a Biology Teacher do?
Biology teachers work in middle or high schools and help students learn about all living organisms’ origin, distribution, structure, and function. They prepare and deliver engaging biology lessons to a student body comprised of different backgrounds, interests, and abilities. They monitor student performance and adjust teaching strategies and techniques to improve content and subject delivery. They establish rules in the classroom, laboratory, and any field trips to ensure all students understand and accept them, emphasizing safety in the lab and during laboratory experiments.
Biology teachers prepare exams, assessments, and experiments following curriculum guidelines and standards of their states and communicate any issues to a parent, counselor, or other relevant staff members. They attend school events and club meetings, and staff meetings when required and represent the school at conferences, workshops, and other networking events. Biology teachers need a degree in biology or science and teaching certification.
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“In reality after everything is said and done I was getting paid well under minimum wage.”
“Professional support to teachers career development”
“Pay isn't good enough for what we do”
“Mixed classes makes differentiation really challenging”
“Not good enough compensation”
“Wonderful team to work with.”
“Not huge academic pressure expectations.”
“life balance is difficult to maintain.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a biology teacher
When working as a biology teacher, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Teaching Experience, English Language, External Defibrillator, Enthusiasm, and Written Communication.
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The most common qualifications to become a biology teacher include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.