The Cooper School is seeking a full-time Humanities teacher to teach 5th and 6th grade. The Middle School humanities program blends the conceptual learning of history and current events with core literacy skills. We use a workshop model and ask students to actively take the role of historian and author. The candidate will teach a total of 4 blocks, 2 in reading/writing, and 2 in social studies. In addition to teaching duties, the candidate will serve as a Middle School advisor and run a Middle School club.
The candidate will be expected to:
Plan and teach a challenging course of study in a developmentally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction and using assessments (both daily and formal) effectively.
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to encourage collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning and consider multiple perspectives when solving problems.
Invest in the life of the school by participating in the advisory program, social and emotional learning, weekly department meetings and team meetings, and any and all aspects that support the student.
Follow, develop and enhance the existing curriculum, which includes engaging students in multiple modes of class activities such as in-depth investigation of a particular topic.
Create an inclusive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for community behavior.
Collaborate with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips and special projects, and solve problems.
Work and communicate effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences, written reports, and newsletters.
Work as an advisor in the middle school advisory program
Plan and staff student educational trips (including an overnight stay).
Support and follow school policies and procedures.
Be a positive and contributing member of the professional community.
Collaborate and work in a team with the other Middle School teachers in order to support the Project Approach and co-curricular programs
Demonstrate professional behavior at all times, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
About The Cooper School
The Cooper School is a private, independent, non-sectarian school that values the participation of families from diverse backgrounds. Founded in 2007, The Cooper School is a 501(c) 3 non-profit institution. A progressive and project-based school school, The Cooper School offers and exceptional holistic education for children in grades K-6. Academic excellence, stewardship of the environment, activity and creativity are all hallmarks of The Cooper School Curriculum.