The Baldwin School of P.R. is the premier independent, PPK-12, college preparatory, English language day school in Puerto Rico. It is also the first school authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), and Diploma Program (DP) in the island’s history.
The DP Theory of Knowledge Teacher will serve as a faculty member at The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico for a full twelve-month period. Teachers must be on duty at the school on all designated school days, orientations days and teacher workdays.
Theory of knowledge (TOK) plays a special role in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know.
It is one of the components of the DP core and is mandatory for all students. The TOK requirement is central to the educational philosophy of the DP.
Bachelor’s degree required in Education, Philosophy, Humanities, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Must have previous experience teaching TOK.
Ensure that students are aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge.
Ensures that the students reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge.
The TOK class should offers students the opportunity to consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world.
The TOK Teacher should guide students to be aware of themselves as thinkers and encourage them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge.
The TOK Teacher may be asked to work collaboratively and reflectively with DP subject teachers to help them integrate Theory of Knowledge into their unit plans.
The TOK Teacher should have knowledge of both the essay assessment instrument and the presentation assessment instrument and have confidence in marking standards.
The TOK Teacher should provide students with advice and guidance about the skills needed to write the TOK essay.
Encourage and support their students in preparation of the TOK presentation and the presentation planning document.
The TOK Teacher should work with the DP Coordinator to administer the assessment requirements.
Must possess complete fluency in English, fluency in Spanish is not required but preferred.
Must provide an official college transcript and Teacher Certificate, if certificate is available.
Must possess a demonstrated enthusiasm about teaching students of different cultures and levels who possess a range of abilities and learning styles in both middle and upper schools.
Ability to work in groups/ team teaching.
The position requires energy, creativity, organization, and a strong commitment to a lively community of students and educators.
Interest in and agreeable to sponsoring an after-school activity.
Possess a demonstrated commitment to the School's Mission, Vision, Pedagogy, professional development goals and overall educational goals.
Regular and effective communications with parents concerning student progress, reports, homework, class activities, school-wide information, etc. through different means including the School's Online Parent/Teacher Portal.
Demonstrated professionalism through timeliness, attendance, proper attire, language, demeanor, intra-school communications, etc.
Teachers must be available for individual student instruction, parent conferences, participate in school sponsored activities and attend regularly scheduled faculty meetings.
Comply with all policies as stated in the employment handbook.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without an employer sponsorship. Qualified candidates please send résumé to: the Human Resources Director at:
The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico is an equal opportunity employer
About Baldwin School of Puerto Rico
Baldwin is the premier independent, PPK-12, college preparatory, English language day school in Puerto Rico. Located in the greater San Juan metropolitan area, Baldwin offers a beautiful and spacious 23 acre campus, certified as a national wildlife habitat; spectacular facilities, including our Visual and Performing Arts Center, swimming pool, tennis courts, field house, outdoor courts, and soccer field; and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for the world's elite public and private universities and colleges. Our children are challenged to become creative thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, ethical leaders, and culturally aware citizens who positively impact our diverse world. At Baldwin, values matter.
The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico is an International Baccalaureate World School. We are members of the Caribbean Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We also hold memberships in the National Federation of High Schools and the National Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association. We are in partnership with numerous American colleges and universities through the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching.