Elementary School Teacher

About the job:

What you do

As an Elementary School Teacher, you teach basic subjects like maths, reading and science to young students. You make sure that students understand the concepts clearly by using creative teaching methods. You also test students and grade their papers.

The tough stuff

As an Elementary School Teacher, you will have to:

  • Prepare coursework after school and on weekends
  • Deal with difficult parents
  • Know enough about general subjects to teach them
  • Constantly monitor and ensure the children are safe
The cool stuff

As an Elementary School Teacher, you will get to:

  • Be surrounded with pure curiousity and wonder
  • Make a real different in children's lives
  • Enjoy extended vacation time in the summer
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-20% evenings & weekends

As an Elementary School Teacher, you work full-time at a school. You may also work extra hours on evenings and weekends to plan the lessons and grade papers.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Any Track
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a Bachelors degree to teach in Elementary School. You will probably also need a Teaching Diploma or similar teacher preparation program Courses in child psychology are helpful too.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Like any other field of work, teaching is growing and becoming more important by the year. In this video, Layla shows us how teachers today can be cool, fun and more informative than ever before, teaching children how to teach themselves and interact with the world around them. A job that requires a lot of patience, being an elementary school teacher like Layla is no easy task, but yields incredibly rewarding results that you see develop right before your eyes.


Layla was born in Belize City, Belize. She moved to Lebanon when she was 18 to continue her university education at NDU, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory, and a teaching diploma. She started teaching 10 years ago, and have loved it since!

Layla enjoys learning about new cultures, trying new things, and specifically organizing fun activities for kids. Her favorite thing to do is to SMILE, because she believes that through a smile you can make the world a better place!