For school-year 2020/2021, we are looking for an experienced middle school social studies teacher to join our team and co-teach Integrated Studies, a combined Science and Social Studies course. We seek educators who are open and reflective, team-oriented, curious, and interested in helping to shape a new middle school program. Since we are actively growing and a small community, middle school teachers will also take on a variety of additional roles and responsibilities depending on interest, experience and expertise.
Create an inquiry-based classroom environment where students’ ideas are central and content knowledge and skills are deepened through compelling questions and projects
Commitment to pursuing a balance between academic mastery, creative thinking, and self and social learning for all students
Curriculum development in related discipline, including resources, assessments, and projects
Facilitate and scaffold academic experiences and projects in order to provide an individualized and challenging experience for each student
Use formative and summative performance-based and standard assessment to guide lesson plan development and implementation
Facilitate an advisory group for a small group of middle school students
Work collaboratively and participate actively in faculty meetings and in professional learning teams
Document curriculum in order to build a foundation for further refinement
Continue to develop professionally to ensure student growth and development
Communicate with students and their families regularly and proactively
Team-oriented and collaborative
Strategic, flexible, and creative thinker
Enthusiasm to be part of a growing lab school
Flexibility to integrate new practices and confidence to take risks
Sense of humor and positivity
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Laurie Kardos, middle school director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Meredith Lorber, middle school program developer, at email@example.com.
Please include middle school social studies candidate in the subject line.
Degree in desired discipline or related area
Experience teaching middle school
Love of middle schoolers
Internal Number: 01561
About Blue School
Blue School is an independent school in the South Street Seaport that serves children from age 2 through 8th grade. Blue School seeks to both practice and model a dynamic balance between creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social learning, and to educate irrepressible innovators, and adaptable problem solvers. Please learn more about us at www.blueschool.org.