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Educator

An educator is a person who systematically works to improve another's understanding of a topic. The role of educator encompasses both those who teach in classrooms and the more informal educators who, for example, work in zoos, museums, and recreational areas. The work of educators varies depending on the institution that employs them and the age or grade level of the people he or she teaches.

K-12 Educator

Educators who teach children from kindergarten to 12th grade have many responsibilities. They must prepare lesson plans for all of their classes, tailoring their plans to the instructional backgrounds and abilities of the children in each class. Class sizes may range from twenty to thirty-five students, and a teacher may be assigned as many as six different classes. Thus, in addition to teaching, educators at this level must be skilled in classroom management, for they must often deal with behavioral...

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