Brooklyn Friends School seeks a dedicated educator to teach four sections of 6th Grade History and to serve as a Middle School student advisor.
Brooklyn Friends School is a progressive, student-centered environment. The ideal candidate would be a flexible, culturally competent educator who is capable of partnering with the 6th grade History teacher in the beginning of the school year to prepare to take lead responsibility for a course focused on the development of religions across the world -- with particular respect to advanced civilizations of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Responsibilities will include daily lesson planning, grading and feedback, report writing, and serving as a Middle School Advisor to eight or nine students. Advisors oversee students' progress in all classes, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and facilitating service learning.
Support will be provided initially from the 6th grade History teacher and will continue by way of the Chair of the Middle School History Department and Assistant Head of Middle School for Academics.
Teach four sections of History
Collaborate and plan with grade level peers and the chair of the History department to implement curriculum
Serve as an advisor in the middle school
Other duties specified by division
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Background in teaching History or Social Studies at the middle school level
Experience with both standards-based assessment and progressive teaching methods
Experience with anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogy
Experience teaching analytical writing skills
Strong organizational skills
Proficiency with incorporating technology into the classroom
High energy and a strong ability to connect with adolescents
Ability to effectively differentiate instruction
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
Bachelor’s degree in Teaching preferred
At least 1 year working in a school setting, specifically with adolescent-age children and/or teaching Middle School History or Social Studies, preferred
Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers preferred