The Apprentice Teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program. Apprentice teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will assist the lead teachers to create a cohesive and authentic learning place for all students. Apprentice Teachers should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teachers to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community.
Covid19 has required schools across the world to rethink the way we do school. It is likely that for the 2020-21 school year there will be an ongoing hybrid of in person, on campus learning and remote, distance learning. During distance learning time it is expected that faculty are available during the school day hours to fulfill the requirements of their role. Distance learning will require synchronous (live) teaching times from your homes. During the summer months you will receive your grade level’s live expectations, grade level meeting, and faculty meeting times so that you can plan accordingly for your family needs.
Experience in early childhood or elementary classrooms
Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
Direct classroom work with children ages 3 - 12 years old
Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
Support and model positive discipline
Supervision responsibilities: family-style lunch, recess and gross motor play, MorningCare
Participate in specials classes
Prepare curriculum materials/documents in collaboration with lead teacher
Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration
Individual student and group work documentation
Written Weekly Updates
Record student observations
General classroom organization and clean-up
Over the year, duties may shift from an observing assistant role to more of a partnership with lead teacher.
Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned
Participation in family/community evening/weekend events: Curriculum Night, Family Association Meeting and 2 of the following required; Parent Panel, Open House, New Family Play Date or other additionalAdmissions/Marketing outreach events.
Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.
Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
Fluency in written and oral English language.
Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom
About Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School is a new PreK-12 independent school in the heart of Chicago. Currently operating grades PreK, JK, SK, and First, Bennett Day School is founded with progressive roots. A fundamental and driving force behind our Reggio Emilia-inspired program is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring and discovering. We are committed to advancing creativity, leadership and a love of learning for students and teachers.