Role summary: EF Academy teachers are exceptional educators who create a stimulating and enriching high school experience for our diverse international student population which represents students from over 75 countries. They embrace EF's vision for preparing students for a future without borders and possess a proven track record of highly effective teaching. They are flexible, creative, knowledgeable, global-minded and strive to be unforgettable. Teachers support the personal, social and academic development of students and contribute to extra-curricular clubs, service learning and/or sports programs.
Teacher responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan and teach classes following the EF/NYS curricula for grades 9-12.
Provide students with an in-depth view of the major sections of various college entrance and English proficiency exams including SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT and IELTS.
Assist in the development of college-level vocabulary and understanding of advanced English grammar.
Compose innovative and effective lessons that incorporate all aspects of the exams.
Coach students on test-taking strategies.
Administer, score and review authentic practice tests for student assessment.
Maintain accurate and timely records of student grades and class promotion.
Keep organized records and maintain an orderly and secure filing system.
Differentiate instruction and assessments for individual student needs and support the majority of students whose first language is not English.
Provide timely feedback to students and utilize a data-driven approach to teaching and learning.
Use a wide range of technologies and creative teaching styles.
Maintain up-to-date records of assessments, attendance, planning, syllabus, and reports.
Work cooperatively with subject area teachers planning lessons, sharing resources, and cross grading.
Develop assessment tasks using a wide range of formative assessment tools.
Plan and carry out experiential learning experiences for students which link to classroom learning.
Supervise students’ IBDP extended essays.
Attend curriculum planning meetings, faculty meetings, and department meetings.
Keep parents informed about student progress by writing academic progress reports.
Keep abreast of developments in the curriculum by reading current literature and syllabus updates and participating in professional development opportunities offered by the school.
Maintain regular office hours and after-school help for students.
Select and requisition materials and textbooks for each class in a timely manner.
Participate in student induction week activities and student placement testing.
Compile a bibliography of suggested reading for students for the academic year and summer.
Chaperone off-campus events throughout the academic year and attend school-wide
Contribute to enhancing boarding school life for our students by supervising a club or coaching a sport.
Serve on committees that review school policies and procedures.
Promote positive school relationships, with regular communication to the guidance counselor.
Be enthusiastic and resourceful in creating meaningful learning experiences for high school students.
Be a positive and collaborative member of the school community in all interactions with colleagues and students.