Ideal candidates are creative critical thinkers who know that flexibility and adaptability are critical keys to success. They will enthusiastically embrace change and consistently challenge themselves in their ongoing efforts to learn, grow, and improve. The school pursues education fearlessly, knowing that children are naturally “switched on” when they are learning about something they love. They strive to cultivate and sustain that in-the-moment exuberance.
- Passionate, student-centered, developmental approach to teaching.
- Ability to differentiate instruction to address the needs of all students.
- Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues and parents.
- Willingness to take risks and seize leadership opportunities as they arise.
- Facility with technology as an instructional tool including Google suite of applications, iPads, and classroom management applications.
- Ability to be self-reflective and commitment to learning from feedback received from colleagues, administrators, and students.
Planning and Preparing:
- Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instruction, providing materials which are aligned to Common Core State Standards and school's scope and sequence.
- Develop, implement, and maintain curricula that create meaningful learning experiences by privileging deep understanding, skillful performance and robust knowledge.
- Develop and design curricula to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem-solving and develop student’s learning dispositions.
- Develop and design curricula with an emphasis on visible thinking tools and depth and complexity icons.
- Design and develop inquiry learning units with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary thinking.
- Design worksheets, assignments and projects to advance students toward essential skill requirements.
- Provide effective classroom management and explicitly teach social skills.
- Support students in meeting rigorous learning goals and engage and encourage learners to develop a deep understanding of content areas.
- Have an understanding of the different models for extending high potential students.
- Prepare enrichment material for high potential students including organizing Olympiads and Mathematical and Science Competitions.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use of our technologies.
- Develop, implement, and maintain effective classroom strategies, providing a safe, secure and respectful learning environment.
- Monitor student progress and adapt course content delivery methods in order to meet the needs of each student.
- Use formative and summative assessments and MAP results to plan for and monitor individual student achievement and learning goals and adjust instruction as needed.
- Confer with students and students’ advisory regarding academic progress.
- Maintain attendance records, and complete regular progress reports.
- Communicate student behavior expectations in a positive manner and convey rules and expectations with consistency, while recognizing the unique qualities and characteristics of the individual.
- Create a positive climate in your classroom by focusing not only on improving your relationships with your students, but also on enhancing the relationships among your students.
- Interact with students in a responsive and respectful manner.
- Help students reflect on their thinking and learning skills and their goal-setting.
- Provide an advisory role for an on-going peer support group of approximately 20 students.
- Facilitate meaningful activities for weekly advisory meetings.
- Maintain regular contact with parents or guardians of assigned students, while providing support, mentorship and academic counseling.
- Participate in development and review of IEPs for special education students.
- Maintain student records.
- Develop as a professional educator.
- Attend staff development meetings and weekly staff meetings as required.
- Attend overnight camps, Open Houses, Back to School Evenings and other communal events as required
- Develop and plan an elective for approximately 20 students once a week.
- Maintain an inviting classroom with well-maintained bulletin-boards and furniture.
- Four-year degree from a college or university.
- Valid teacher credential, Masters Degree and/or previous
- Middle School teaching experience preferred.
OUR PARTNER SCHOOL has the feel of a “home away from home” for students and families. Teachers quickly begin to feel connected to the community, invited in by its families and warmly taken in by the veteran staff members. Parent ambassadors help guide first year teachers at the school, making them known to the larger parent base and act as another point of school support as they transition into the school culture.
The school seeks a seamless interplay between modernity and tradition, with excellence in learning, in all realms, as critical and fundamental to its goals and values. As an Apple Distinguished School with a full one to one iPad program throughout the school, our partner school is committed to faculty using technology as a critical tool to transform the learning culture for our students. Teachers receive a number of opportunities throughout the year, inside and outside of school, to professionally develop in this area. The diversity of the faculty is seen as a strength and positive element to developing a dignified and respectful student body.