The master teacher should bring energy and curriculum development skills to the history department by being able to teach effectively and passionately. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Demonstrating a passion for World History and World Geography and Cultures, teaching from multiple perspectives
Teaching 5 classes, with a willingness to teach all levels in MS (6-8)
Exhibiting excellent teaching skills that demonstrate best practice, using a variety of resources, including primary and secondary sources; teaching with minimal use of a textbook; and the integration of technology
Teaching effective writing and research skills
Understanding the development of middle-school students and possessing a passion for working with this age group
Connecting with students, challenging them, and shifting pedagogical practice to meet the needs of diverse learners
Working with grade-level colleagues to plan and coordinate all content, activities, and grading for each class
Advising 12-14 students; meeting with parents of advisees; and facilitating advisory curriculum including “Lead From Here”
Interacting effectively with parents, colleagues, and members of the administration
Developing and teaching new electives, as needed
Participating in other aspects of the School community (i.e. athletics, committees)
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in History or Social Studies Education; MA or MEd highly desirable; previous teaching experience in an independent school setting preferred
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."