Elementary and middle-level teachers introduce children to learning through the basics of numbers, language, science, and social studies. They facilitate classroom activities to meet the needs and abilities of their students. They also work with children independently and in small groups. They provide instruction, conduct assessments, listen to presentations, and maintain a positive classroom climate. They individually meet with families and faculty and serve on faculty and community committees. Elementary and middle-level teachers also become supervisors, administrators, and mentors to new teachers.