Humanities teachers report to the Middle School Principal, provide interdisciplinary instruction of language arts and social studies in the Middle School, and teach the following skills: critical thinking, reading, writing, research, and discussion. Middle school humanities teachers are expected to attend meetings, write narrative grade reports, respond to electronic communication, and organize and supervise student activities.Â
Humanities teachers work in collaborative groups at departments and within grade levels; in addition, they attend meetings to support the advisory program, and they serve as advisors to a group of middle school students.Â Â
Additionally, middle school teachers meet with counselors, learning specialists, and parents when necessary, to provide the most comprehensive and inclusive approach to student needs.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated by the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2020.Â
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.)
Education:Â Â Â
Bachelor's degree required
Advanced degree preferred
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred
Two years of teaching experience required
Experience teachingÂ in a middle school setting strongly preferred
Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality preferredÂ
Physical Requirements for Teaching Positions:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
Brief statement of philosophy regarding:
Ways in which your qualifications can help Lab achieve its goals of inclusivity, equity, and diversity.Â
Approach to teaching
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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