The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success
The Howard School is seeking resumes for the 2019/2020 school year for P.E. Teacher (K-8)
Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters/promotes/develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
Committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests
Committed to multidisciplinary instruction, encouraging students' creative expression, incorporating student interest and passions, and developing critical thinking
Curious about the world of ideas across multiple disciplines, and excited to teach across different disciplines.
Committed to and skilled in differentiation
Highly collaborative and excited about generating curriculum and assessment ideas in a team setting
Curious, creative, self-reflective, and willing to take initiative and run with new ideas
Clear and engaging communicator with children and adults.
• Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual or team sports, utilizing curriculum designated by Howard and other appropriate learning activities.
• Works cooperatively with other physical education and health teachers in planning and implementing a balanced physical program.
• Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
• Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials in physical education compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
• Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
• Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
• Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, contributes to the learning profiles, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
• Maintains control of storage and use of school property.
• Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
• Communicates with parents and faculty on student progress.
• Supervises students in out of classroom activities during the assigned working day.
• Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices.
• Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
• May drive the school bus
• Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job
• Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred
Desire to plan and work collaboratively on a team essential.
Experience with differentiation, or with students with learning differences with an ability and willingness to adjust to student understanding and misunderstanding
The Howard School does not discriminate against any qualified employee or qualified applicant for employment because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or family status.
About The Howard School
The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.