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Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a social studies teacher. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of social studies teacher resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.6% of social studies teacher resumes contained classroom management as a skill. Let's find out what skills a social studies teacher actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Social Studies Teacher resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Classroom Management

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Here's how Classroom Management is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Used positive and negative reinforcement strategies to maintain effective classroom management in order to utilize the maximum amount of instructional time.
  • Assisted and supervised students, established one-on-one teacher/student relationships, and implemented effective classroom management techniques to maximize student academic/social growth.
  • Co-created professional development materials with the academic literacy coach to help new teachers improve their instruction and classroom management methods.
  • Assume all responsibilities of classroom management, including professional development, communications with parents, and assessments of students.
  • Coordinate and facilitate professional development workshops on Classroom Management, Lesson Plan Refinement and Using Student Data Inquiry.
  • Maintained classroom management by developing solid rituals and routines that helped students to stay focused during instructional time.
  • Developed and implemented effective classroom management strategies for the purpose of ensuring a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Utilized experience and strong classroom management skills and excelled working with academically challenged inner-city high school students.
  • Designed and implemented differentiated instruction, thematic units and cooperative discipline technique teaching methods for classroom management.
  • Combined classroom management methods in class activities to improve student concentration, participation, and performance.
  • Provided effective classroom management that produced a safe nurturing environment conducive for learning for all students.
  • Implemented effective classroom management strategies through a system based on positive reinforcement and clear expectations.
  • Developed classroom management plan to turn around negative student culture after two consecutive teachers left.
  • Maintained traditional and online classroom environments including classroom management, grading, and instruction.
  • Applied excellent classroom management skills, flexibility and adaptability to student and faculty needs.
  • Demonstrated effective classroom management of racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse student population.
  • Instituted reflective discipline to ensure effective classroom management while assisting in personal student growth.
  • Integrated various assessment methods and classroom management techniques to develop and motivate active learners.
  • Implemented various classroom management techniques for maintaining student attention, involvement, and discipline.
  • Practiced effective classroom management skills to ensure opportunity for learning for all students.

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2. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Position Description - Developing and presenting grade level and individualized curriculum to enrich student learning, understanding, and engagement.
  • Developed curriculum along with school administrators and colleagues that incorporated student learning styles and assessment data attained from Power-School program.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans based on Virginia standards, differentiated according to student learning styles and academic abilities.
  • Cultivated student learning & engagement by identifying individual needs and developing curriculum to accommodate, maximizing student comprehension.
  • Partnered with Community Relations Specialists to engage student learning and to proactively build relationships with the surrounding community.
  • Identified student's individualism and developed curriculum to accommodate student learning styles that maximized student comprehension.
  • Developed thematic units incorporating real world examples to introduce new materials and encourage student learning.
  • Facilitated student learning and encouraged students to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Designed and administered assessments that were reliable in assessing student learning.
  • Integrated technology in lessons to engage student learning and promote active participation
  • Provided instrumental feedback and guidance to assist student learning capacity.
  • Developed and implemented lessons that encouraged student learning and participation.
  • Developed curriculum that incorporated student learning styles and assessment data.
  • Assisted and facilitated student learning with student dependent activities.
  • Developed differentiated instruction based off of student learning evidence.
  • Facilitated student learning through guided practice and independent practice.
  • Planned and implemented lessons and assessed student learning
  • Organize parent teaching conference to maximize student learning opportunity and developed forward thinking plans to correct his or her issues.
  • Measured, evaluated, and assessed student backgrounds and learning requirements to identify real and potential barriers to student learning.
  • Support student learning for this home school charter, providing guidance for parents on strategies and techniques for effective homeschooling.

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3. Professional Development

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Professional development means to have the essential training certification or education with the purpose of earning and having a successful career. Every job requires a different set of skills. However, new skills may be needed in the future. Professional development, in this regard, helps people to develop and polish the skills and become efficient workers.

Here's how Professional Development is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Developed instructional technology professional development, coordinated professional conferences.
  • Coordinated and designed a comprehensive professional development plan focused on student discourse, differentiated instruction, inquiry and reflection.
  • Attended regular professional development workshops focused on sharing ideas, exchanging feedback and collaborating within team-based environments.
  • Attended weekly professional development meetings as well as a four-day professional development for English Second Language Learners.
  • Conducted professional development sessions and led collaborate planning sessions focused on incorporating literacy strategies inside the classroom.
  • Contribute to professional development workshops, which include professional learning community and teaching towards different learning styles.
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities and observe tenured teachers in order to continuously improve teaching techniques.
  • Established and implemented school computer lab, electronic grading book system, and teacher/staff professional development.
  • Developed and facilitated best practices professional development seminars of successful strategies and projects for 20 colleagues.
  • Conducted district-wide professional development (Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint, Windows file management and using digital media).
  • Planned and implemented Professional Development opportunities to help new teachers understand the Virtual School model.
  • Collaborated with staff members for professional development and effective strategies for differentiating instructions for students.
  • Attended professional development meetings to increase knowledge of English teaching strategies to increase student engagement.
  • Participated in parent open house, parent-teacher conferences, and after school professional development meetings.
  • Participated in all Planned Learning Communities, Professional Development and curriculum development at North High.
  • Served as member of various committees including Curriculum Development, Textbook Selection and Professional Development.
  • Planned and delivered professional development to promote common core standards with a focus on literacy.
  • Championed Teacher Leaders organization, devoting half days to assisting new teachers in professional development.
  • Attended regular professional development workshops and seminars to improve performance and effectiveness in teaching.
  • Participated in the development of and actively participated in school wide professional development activities.

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4. Student Records

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Here's how Student Records is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Maintain student records and implemented various means of communication between students, parents, and education administrators.
  • Maintained accurate and correct student records as required by laws and administrative regulations.
  • Compiled student achievement data and maintained confidential student records.
  • Prepared and maintained student records in areas related to attendance, discipline, emergency, health, and other pertinent records.
  • Managed student grades via 'Blackboard' and ensured accuracy and completeness of student records to Central office.
  • Use computer software to Maintain date involving student records, long term plans, and test scores
  • Maintained individual student records using database including attendance, parent contact logs and grades.
  • Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws and district policies.
  • Maintained student records and scoring.
  • Lead Teacherresponsibilities include student and staff scheduling, substitute teacher coordinating, and workingwith student records.

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5. Instructional Materials

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Here's how Instructional Materials is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Utilized a variety of research-based instructional strategies and methods to ensure a rigorous learning environment with high expectations for all students.
  • Implemented differentiated instructional strategies including think-pair-share, cooperative learning groups, and small group learning centers.
  • Videotaped for best practices in Reading Comprehension to provide fellow teachers with exemplar instructional strategies.
  • Utilize variety of instructional strategies and techniques to ensure maximum student participation and learning.
  • Utilized technology based resources to adapt instructional strategies, addressing individual learning styles.
  • Used diversified instructional strategies based on student ability to maximize student potential.
  • Formulated student-centered instructional strategies, which focused students on reading comprehension.
  • Integrate different teaching strategies and methods into lessons and instructional materials.
  • Performed updates on instructional materials for class instruction and e-Learning.
  • Researched and identified instructional materials the support effective instruction.
  • Utilized a variety of instructional strategies to attain lesson objectives
  • Planned curriculum and prepared lessons and other instructional materials.
  • Implemented curriculum; designed and developed new instructional materials.
  • Differentiated instructional strategies to support diverse learning styles.
  • Planned and implemented appropriate instructional strategies and activities.
  • Support colleagues to implement instructional strategies effectively.
  • Ordered textbooks and developed Spanish instructional materials.
  • Developed instructional strategies for an inclusion class.
  • Developed instructional materials for social studies.
  • Maintained a DB of instructional strategies, dynamic lessons, and various instructional tools for use by the Social Studies Department.

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6. World History

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Here's how World History is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Integrated literacy strategies and technological resources into the instructional framework of American and World History curricula.
  • Created differentiated curricula in U.S./World History, Sociology, Psychology, Geography and American Government subjects.
  • Developed lesson plans consistent with established guidelines and goals for World History curriculum.
  • Researched, designed, presented college-level World History curriculum at secondary level.
  • Developed student awareness of cultures and world history through rigorous multimedia lessons.
  • Participated and helped construct Social Studies curriculum for Economics and World History.
  • Developed and implemented an innovative curriculum for the World History program.
  • Created a World History and American History standards based curriculum.
  • Planned and presented differentiating instructions in Civics/Economics and World History.
  • Developed and implemented World History lessons and assessments for 11th graders
  • Developed lesson and activities aligned with AP World History Curriculum.
  • Implemented curriculum in World History.
  • Planned and implemented lessons in one section of US History II and one section of World History over a six week course
  • Educated high school students in the following subject areas: United States Government, United States History, and World History.
  • Prepared lesson plans that met Michigan standards for social studies classes, American History, Economics, Government and World History.
  • Assisted in the improvement of student graduation rates through participation in the Saturday Credit Recovery Program, teaching Modern World History.
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive instruction for students in US History, World History, Civics, Arkansas History, and Economics.
  • Develop projects, lesson and unit plans for World Cultures, World History, Sociology, U.S. History I & II.
  • Managed and instructed classes on World Geography, Human Geography AP, World History Honors and Current Events & Foreign Policy.
  • Instructed World Geography courses to 9th grade and World History courses to 9th-12th grade daily; averaging 35 students per class.

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7. Social Studies

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Social studies is a subject in school that teaches about society and its sciences. Sociology, political science, and economics are all examples of social studies.

Here's how Social Studies is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Planned and administered eighth-grade social studies lessons to students requiring remediation.
  • Facilitated Bear Creek articulation area social studies vertical team.
  • Created an interdisciplinary curriculum for the Social Studies department.
  • Conducted cooperative social studies learning team activities.
  • Conduct group/individual social studies activities.
  • Connected the learning of social studies with behavioral management strategies, and study skills for students to use in other classes.
  • Served as full member of the Social Studies department, with all duties as full faculty member at Blaine High School.
  • Created a Social Studies curriculum including classes in U.S. History, Geography, Sociology, Current Events, and U.S. Government.
  • Educated middle school students in History and Social Studies to students with learning aptitudes ranging from the Gifted to the Remedial.
  • Planned, instructed and evaluated Social Studies instruction for 6th grade general education students during the 2008 Summer School program.
  • Created from the NYS Standards and Common Core Standards a new and healthy curriculum for all the Social Studies disciplines.
  • Designed and implemented guided release social studies units for three grades levels and guided struggling students through problems in one-on-one environment
  • Developed the curriculum for this class and the experience was pivotal to my decision to study social studies and teach.
  • Prepared and delivered lessons in Social Studies curriculum based on the Sunshine State Standards and the Common Core State Standards.
  • Supported administrators and social studies teachers in their understanding of national, state, and district level social studies initiatives.
  • Assumed the role of Social Studies teacher midyear, leading five 8th grade classes and completing the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Worked with three other teachers to integrate Science and Social Studies into the curriculum using California Early Literacy Learning.
  • Utilized interdisciplinary connections to reinforce all components of Social Studies, as well as Math, Reading and English.
  • Delivered Reading and Social Studies content using technology and other means to capture and retain student attention and participation.
  • Created and implemented English and Social Studies curriculum, including grammar and composition for 7th and 8th grade classrooms.

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8. Geography

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Here's how Geography is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Developed a curriculum and instructed 7th grade students in academic areas including history, American government, geography and political science.
  • Teach a diverse body of students United States History from early colonialism to reconstruction while incorporating geography and government.
  • Full responsibility of planning and teaching Civics/World Geography to a heterogeneous group of students with mixed ability.
  • Redesign the Bahamian Junior Certificate Geography Exam.
  • Developed curriculum for AP Human Geography.
  • Coordinated National Geographic Geography competition.
  • Created, managed, and taught geography, history, and web-design courses for high school students in a classroom setting.
  • Implemented daily geography lessons in addition to material covered in the standard curriculum to sharpen student's awareness of the world.
  • Designed and implemented engaging curriculum for students in 7th grade Geography and Civics in an academically diverse whole class setting.
  • Instructed subjects of Economics, U.S. History, and World Geography * Created and implemented curriculum for grades nine - twelve
  • Created and taught an East Africa Unit focused on: government, culture, economics, history, and geography.
  • Provide evidence based pedagogical strategies to exceed core curriculum standards in US Government, World Geography, and International Relations.
  • Teach Honors World Geography, Standard World Geography, United States Government, United States History, and International Relations.
  • Created and implemented a syllabus in compliance with College Board regulations for Advanced Placement (AP)Human Geography.
  • Helped students learn, understand, and improve their Geography skills and its concepts as well as Current Events.
  • Planned and executed daily lessons for four to five Government and World Geography classes averaging 8-10 students per class.
  • Devised and carried out unit and lesson plans for three 8th grade geography and three 9th grade history classes.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as history and geography.
  • Create lesson plans and provide instruction in eleventh grade Geography and Global Issues, and ninth grade U.S. History.
  • Created, planned, and executed lessons in U.S. History and World Geography in accordance with Common Core Standards.

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9. Public Schools

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Here's how Public Schools is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Served as an educator in the diverse Prince George's County Public Schools system.
  • Created alternative curriculum for high school students unable to attend public schools.
  • Mentor teacher for the Milwaukee Public Schools/Milwaukee Teacher Education Association Mentor Program.
  • Develop lesson plans according to Durham Public Schools 7th grade criteria.
  • Administered NC public schools required testing.
  • Prepared assigned classes and showed written evidence of preparation in accordance with Petersburg City Public Schools, state and federal guidelines.
  • Selected from competitive pool to join national teacher corps committed to teach in underserved urban public schools.
  • Created and implemented lessons following the Norwalk Public Schools Social Studies curriculum.

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10. Economics

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Here's how Economics is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Developed Economics Curriculum* Developed Behavior Ticket System* Taught many unique lessons including one on the Alamo.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in curriculum development through creation of senior level course Global Studies and Economics.
  • Participated in developing Curriculum Audit and content for and Economics and Latin American Studies.
  • Developed and implemented curriculum for Economics, American Government and US History courses.
  • Instructed various courses including Michigan History, American History and Economics.
  • Developed a compilation of effective teaching strategies for teaching Economics.
  • Designed and implemented an economics and African American History curriculum.
  • Differentiate instruction while teaching inclusion/ESL Civics and Economics classes.
  • Designed and presented lessons on economics and advertising.
  • Incorporated Junior Achievement program into economics classes.
  • Implemented pilot Personal Finance Program in Economics.
  • Facilitated courses on 10th Grade U.S. Government and Economics and 12th Grade U.S. History; served as Assistant Coach for Varsity Football
  • Developed and implemented curriculum for 11th grade Economics and 10th grade U.S. History courses aligned with the Michigan Curricular Framework.
  • Aided students who struggled in areas such as Current Events, History, Economics, or Government with homework and study
  • Create lesson plans, exams, and projects base learning activities in American History, American Government, and Economics.
  • Delivered 45-minute lessons to a class of 18 second grade students, emphasizing community, economics, and work readiness.
  • Devised lessons plans and presented lessons in American History, American Government and Economics to teach high school students.
  • Have taught all four social studies courses and currently teach Economics, US History and Finance for Life.
  • Designed Economics curriculum focusing on economic theory and terms, including loans, credit cards, and budgeting.
  • Substitute taught for US History, Global History I and II, Participation in Government, and Economics.

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11. Learning Activities

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Here's how Learning Activities is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Designed cooperative learning activities to promote the blending of learning abilities and encourage productive work efforts in a collaborative learning environment.
  • Incorporated multiple teaching methods combined with technology to encourage retention, conform to state standards, and incorporate student-centered learning activities.
  • Implemented student engaged learning activities including oral projects, listening and writing comprehension utilizing computer lab, and cultural presentations.
  • Developed and integrated cross-curricular learning activities to effectively meet educational goals and objectives.
  • Surpassed learning goals through giving dynamic presentations and facilitation of engaging learning activities.
  • Contributed to the orderly development and conduct of program learning activities and curriculum.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to implement cultural learning activities.
  • Discussed Jewish values and prepared supportive learning activities.
  • Organized cooperative learning activities through dynamic lesson plans.
  • Incorporated cooperative learning activities into curriculum.
  • Provided students with appropriate learning activities, materials, and equipment that will reflect an experience designed to fulfill their potential.
  • Developed lesson plans with objectives, learning activities, and strategies designed to positively impact learning and improve student achievement.
  • Provide appropriate learning activities and experience designed to help students achieve the level of proficiency established by the curriculum.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use in learning activities.
  • Implemented learning styles and cooperative learning activities with an emphasis on collaboration after training from the N.C.
  • Utilized Smart Boards and internet, on current events, history and literature to compliment learning activities.
  • Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject are of social studies.
  • Utilized the Internet for resources on current events, history and literature to complement learning activities.
  • Write curriculum, MME practice strategies, project based learning activities and daily lesson plans.
  • Use supplemental learning activities in order to reinforce key concepts and encourage class participation.

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12. Grade Level

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Here's how Grade Level is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Collaborate with same content teachers to deliver a challenging academic program incorporating all grade level content standards according to state requirements.
  • Instructed juvenile delinquent and dependent boys of varying ages and reading/grade levels in history curriculum and appropriate classroom/personal behavior
  • Facilitate a diverse learning environment where multiple subjects and grade levels are managed simultaneously.
  • Co-planned and implemented differentiated instruction in classrooms composed of four grade levels.
  • Supported teachers in integrating technology into 4th-6th grade curriculum.
  • Collaborated with district administrators to design grade level curriculum.
  • Differentiated instruction for each grade level and learning levels
  • Created assessments accurately to each subject/grade level taught.
  • Grade Level Technology Integration Instructional Lead
  • Collaborated with team of Social Studies teachers to develop common goals, lesson, assignments and vertical alignment through grade levels.
  • Facilitated student discussion on various TEKS assessment objectives for reading, language, math, and science for grade levels EC-6.
  • Served as 7th grade team leader; facilitate weekly grade level meetings to help communicate information and organize events and initiatives.
  • Make the lessons learn-able, interesting, and challenging for students at the age and grade levels I am teaching.
  • Designed and taught weekly curriculum for a wide number of grade levels, including 6th, 10th and 11th grades.
  • Developed and implemented a language arts and social studies program for struggling general education students at the 7th grade level.
  • Plan regularly with grade level team members, perform reading fluency and grammar assessments, and plan instructional lessons accordingly.
  • Collaborated with colleagues from other grade levels to develop a school-wide writing rubric and formula to make writing more consistent.
  • Collaborate with teachers of all grade levels to evaluate standardized test scores and develop plans for improvement for individual students.
  • Worked with grade level team to create 3rd grade ELAR/Social Studies lesson plans based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
  • Created and presented cross-curricular lessons supportive of grade level goals for over 125 students at diverse levels of development.

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13. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Collaborate closely with team members, faculty and staff members, and parents to design and implement intensive middle level instruction.
  • 2006-2007Replaced professional staff members who were ill, called away by personal business or attending staff development meetings on short notice.
  • Served as a PLC facilitator which improved a team of 10 staff members' skills and knowledge through collaborative study.
  • Provide technical support as the technology liaison to staff members on the use of the Mac book and smart board.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work well through conflict and disagreements between school staff members, parents and mediate between students.
  • Collaborated with other professional staff members to meet student needs and to implement the goals of the school and district.
  • Planned, facilitated and assessed training sessions for approximately 60 new and existing staff members per year.
  • Communicated with parents, other staff members, and outside agencies to work toward student success.
  • Worked closely with fellow staff members to develop Common Core Standards based Project Based Learning units.
  • Communicated with a diverse population daily between students, parents/guardians, other staff members and counselors.
  • Served as team leader of nine 3rd Grade Teachers; supervised and mentored staff members.
  • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students.
  • Work and mentor new staff members and seeing that their curriculum meets the state standards.
  • Worked closely with children and other staff members to train children in disaster management drills.
  • Chaired the Faculty Advisory Committee, serving as liaison between staff members and administration.
  • Assist administration during hiring and evaluating new staff members.
  • Coordinate conferences with parents and other staff members.
  • Interfaced with staff members to share information.
  • Conduct departmental meetings and mentor staff members.

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14. Special Education

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Special education is also known as special-needs education. It is the type of learning method that helps to accommodate children with disabilities. The unique training and specially designed techniques help those children to develop to their maximum potential. The needs of one such child may differ a lot from one another. Hence, special education is all about individualization.

Here's how Special Education is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Established bi-weekly lesson plans according to scheduled state testing rules and maintained additional materials for students who received special education services.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in IEP.
  • Designed lessons that focus on differentiation in order to foster inclusion of special education students into the general education setting.
  • Collaborated with school administrators and special education department to design and implement lesson plans for students with learning disabilities.
  • Designed multiple cross-curricular lessons, activities, and assessments working with general education and special education language-arts teachers.
  • Collaborated with special education teacher in order to modify classroom lessons to include special education students IEP objectives.
  • Modified instruction for students with different learning needs, including full-inclusion special education and behavior disordered students.
  • Tutored mild/moderate special education students in preparation for the Minnesota Basic Skills Reading and Writing tests.
  • Collaborate with special education teachers on student Individual Education Plans to ensure all modifications are met.
  • Worked with special education professionals to develop and implement effective student-specific, individual education plans.
  • Worked with special education professionals to ensure individual accommodations were implemented and maintained.
  • Participated in county curriculum design and created special education modifications for curriculum activities.
  • Manage Special Education program, compliance, and differentiation/scaffolding for individual students.
  • Prepared daily lesson plans and modified testing materials for special education students.
  • Mentored other special education teachers and presented at staff development workshops.
  • Developed and implement individualized education program for each special education student.
  • Worked cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curriculum as needed.
  • Provide accommodations to special education students to help access the curriculum.
  • Provided educational support, and assistance to the special education department.
  • Managed instructional teams, special education collaborative teams, remediation program.

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15. Staff Meetings

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Those meetings that are attended by the staff members or employees of an organization are called staff meetings. The motive of a staff meeting is to give updates, make announcements, share feedback and information. Staff meetings are an effective way to promote teamwork and a friendly working environment.

Here's how Staff Meetings is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Participated in school conferences, staff meetings, trips, music program and initial fall open house/classroom preparation.
  • Collaborated with faculty members daily, attended all staff meetings and participated in all school sponsored activities.
  • Evaluated, coordinated, and critiqued procedures during departmental, unit, and general staff meetings.
  • Attended staff meetings to devise the best strategies to use in education and instruction of English.
  • Educate staff on the role and the responsibilities of the school counselor during staff meetings.
  • Attend staff meeting and serve on committees in charge of planning student and parent engagement.
  • Attended staff meeting and workshops as well as parent and student conferences.
  • Generated and attended Parent Teacher conferences and teacher staff meetings.
  • Attend workshops, staff meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Attended and contributed to staff meetings.
  • Participated in faculty and staff meetings.
  • Participate in staff meetings and staff development/training related to my certification.
  • Attend and take minutes for staff meetings, confirm accuracy of meeting minutes, and post minutes to the google drive.
  • Maintain current grade for the student, parent(s), and administration Attend Staff Meetings.
  • Attended teacher inservice and staff meetings.

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16. Internet

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Internet is a worldwide virtual networking medium that connects computers all across the world. "Net" is short for the internet and has millions of smaller networks that carry a huge array of information.

Here's how Internet is used in Social Studies Teacher jobs:
  • Utilized Internet Explorer and Microsoft Power Point to incorporate graphics and historical information into instruction.
  • Researched educational resources on the Internet then implemented them into a diversified classroom setting.
  • Integrated technology into the curriculum by utilizing the internet for resources for history and current events in relation to student readings.
  • Used multiple resources for educational purposes: textbook, visual presentations, audio/ video, internet, and social media.
  • Used interactive whiteboard, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, the internet, and other computer programs to foster education.
  • Used technology to help students learn the different between reliable and unreliable sources on the internet through different projects.
  • Use of various internet resources to keep contact with school, parents, and prepare different activities for students.
  • Utilized open source (free) software to teach proper internet safety, touch typing, and research skills.
  • Integrated various technologies such as music, literature, video clips, Internet and simulations into classroom lessons.
  • Tutor students one-on-one in Beijing and Shanghai, China through the use of internet video conferencing.
  • Partnered with school technology lab to increase student exposure to computer technology and the Internet.
  • Utilized Internet, PowerPoint, and other audiovisual materials to enhance lessons.
  • Work requires advanced computer skills and well developed internet research and use.
  • Used technology in the classroom and incorporated the Internet into lesson plans.
  • Activelyintegrated technology via the Internet for online lesson plans and research for term papers.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Social Studies Teacher

Classroom Management15.6%
Student Learning15%
Professional Development8.6%
Student Records6.5%
Instructional Materials6.4%
World History5.2%
Social Studies2.9%
Geography2.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Social Studies Teacher

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Classroom Management
Classroom Management
15.6%
15.6%
2
2
Student Learning
Student Learning
15%
15%
3
3
Professional Development
Professional Development
8.6%
8.6%
4
4
Student Records
Student Records
6.5%
6.5%
5
5
Instructional Materials
Instructional Materials
6.4%
6.4%
6
6
World History
World History
5.2%
5.2%
7
7
Social Studies
Social Studies
2.9%
2.9%
8
8
Geography
Geography
2.4%
2.4%
9
9
Public Schools
Public Schools
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
Economics
Economics
2.2%
2.2%
11
11
Learning Activities
Learning Activities
2%
2%
12
12
Grade Level
Grade Level
2%
2%
13
13
Staff Members
Staff Members
2%
2%
14
14
Special Education
Special Education
2%
2%
15
15
Staff Meetings
Staff Meetings
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Internet
Internet
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Ieps
Ieps
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Language Arts
Language Arts
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Clear Objectives
Clear Objectives
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Subject Areas
Subject Areas
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
State Standards
State Standards
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
American History
American History
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular Activities
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Accurate Records
Accurate Records
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Mathematics
Mathematics
1%
1%
26
26
Literacy
Literacy
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
ESL
ESL
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Positive Relationships
Positive Relationships
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Administrative Regulations
Administrative Regulations
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Civics
Civics
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Literature
Literature
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Sociology
Sociology
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Political Science
Political Science
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Current Events
Current Events
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Small Groups
Small Groups
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Student Government
Student Government
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Summative Assessments
Summative Assessments
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
US History
US History
0.2%
0.2%
41
41
Pbis
Pbis
0.2%
0.2%
42
42
Test Scores
Test Scores
0.2%
0.2%
43
43
Core Standards
Core Standards
0.1%
0.1%
44
44
Global History
Global History
0.1%
0.1%
45
45
US Government
US Government
0.1%
0.1%
46
46
Unit Plans
Unit Plans
0.1%
0.1%
47
47
History II
History II
0%
0%
48
48
New Teachers
New Teachers
0%
0%

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