Â History teachers develop and execute engaging lesson plans, creating an environment that allows students to think critically and independently. Candidates should be comfortable teaching with an emphasis on primary sources, developing analytical research paper skills, and adapting classroom instruction to various learning styles.
The History Department is responsible for the history education of students in grades 9 - 12. The courses taught by the History Department include African-American, American, Early World, European, Modern World, and World History, as well as several elective classes. History teachers report to their respective Principals and are responsible to the History Department Chair. The high school currently supports separate History and English departments and middle school support a combined Humanities department.Â The school is developing more interdisciplinary programming and is keen to have teachers collaborate and teach across departments and divisions.Â Demonstrated interest and ability to do both are strongly preferred.We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how their actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2021.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required days as stipulated in that agreement.
Teachers are responsible for developing curriculum.
Supervise students both in and out of the classroom, and maintain up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience.Â
Teachers are also expected to build deep relationships with students, families, other faculty, and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster a culture of community.Â
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Analytical skills required.
Computational skills required.
Organizational skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Decision-making skills required.
Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Strong interpersonal skills, and the 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 verbal and written communication skills required.
Work independently and as part of a team required.
Manage stressful situations required.
Maintain confidentiality required.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Education: Â Â Â
Bachelor's degree in History or a related field required.
Master's degree in History or a related field preferred.Â
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred.
Experience: Â Â Â Â Â
A minimum of three years of middle school or high school teaching experience required.
Capacity to teach any grade level of History required.
Capacity to teach middle school Humanities preferred.
Proficiency in developing curriculum strongly preferred.
Working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality, preferred.Â
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
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