Kindergarten Teacher Skills & Competencies

Sample Manager's Guide: Kindergarten Teacher

The Manager's Guide to the Kindergarten Teacher Role

This Manager's Guide includes:

  • The complete set of 23 Competencies expected from the role
  • 102 Interview questions for determining a candidate's skill level in each of 23 Competencies
  • 109 Coaching tips for helping incumbent to advance their skills in each of the 23 Competencies
  • 98 Development goals to help measure incumbents' progress in each of the 23 Competencies
  • 207 Recommended resources for progressing education in each of the 23 Competencies
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Roles and Responsibilites

The primary responsibility of the Kindergarten Teacher is all academic teaching and support services jobs for the kindergarten through high school grades, including counseling, administration, etc.

The Kindergarten Teacher teaches kindergarten students basic social and academic skills to promote the development of a student's physical, mental and social capacities.

Organizational Role

The Kindergarten Teacher typically serves as member of team leadership and is considered a technical professional within the organization. As such, the Kindergarten Teacher provides difficult technical tasks. The organization will depend on this person's implementation experience. The Kindergarten Teacher generally is responsible for self-sufficiency. As such, the Kindergarten Teacher provides small project responsibility. The organization will depend on this person's technical supervision.

Kindergarten Teacher Job Responsibilities

The Kindergarten Teacher generally has the following responsibilities:

  • Instructs kindergarten students individually and in groups; teaches them basic social and academic skills based on set curriculum and government-defined standards.
  • Applies teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' various needs and interests; keeps abreast of new kindergarten teaching methodologies.
  • Confers with parents, other teachers, counselors and administrators to discuss a student's progress and resolve behavioral and/or academic problems.
  • Observes and evaluates student performance; provides guidance or assistance in various areas of development.

Kindergarten Teacher Competencies

The complete Kindergarten Teacher Manager's Guide includes the 23 key competencies expected of Kindergarten Teacher. The report defines each Competency in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Kindergarten Teacher should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing the role well.

Among the 23 Competencies for Kindergarten Teacher is...

Academic Counseling

You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Academic Counseling competency. The Kindergarten Teacher is expected to demonstrate Extensive experience in the Academic Counseling competency. To demonstrate Extensive experience in the Academic Counseling competency, one should demonstrate knowledge of course arrangement and academic planning This person should have the ability to provide counseling to assist students in course selection, study skills and career development plans for academic and personal success.

  • Demonstrates in-depth experience with managing a full spectrum of academic counseling functions.
  • Compares and contrasts academic options that facilitate or impede students' academic skill development.
  • Organizes follow-up consultations to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of academic programs.
  • Solves or prevents academic related problems based on students' feedback and inquiries.
  • Evaluates counseling outcomes based on case records of students' behaviors, changes and progress.
  • Establishes relationships with community groups and educational institutions to facilitate students' academic development.

K-12 Education and Support Services Skills & Competencies

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