A Teaching Fellow comes to The Bay School with one year or less of full-time secondary school teaching experience. A Bay Teaching Fellow seeks to become a strong independent school teacher in her/his/their discipline; moreover, the Fellow is dedicated to developing her/his/their craft, to growing her/his/their understanding of adolescents and to learning about the independent school world.
The Teaching Fellow teaches six courses over three trimesters; Bay uses a rotating block schedule where each course meets for 80 minutes four times per week. The Fellow is the instructor of record in each course and is expected to fulfill all of the aspects of class preparation, teaching and grading that a regular (i.e. non-Fellow) Bay teacher does. This includes:
• curricular development and alignment • design of skills-based formative and summative assessments • timely grading • regular communication with the student, her/his parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress • one-on-one student tutorial as needed • weekly faculty and course team meetings
The Teaching Fellow is supported by the Coordinator of the Teaching Fellows Program and a mentor with weekly classroom observations as well as pre- and post-observation meetings. The Fellow also attends in-house professional development (Teaching Seminars) in the fall and winter terms. During each term, the Fellow is expected to observe a minimum of one 80-minute course per week. The Teaching Fellow, like her/his/their colleagues, has additional responsibilities to support our students and school, including but not limited to serving as a coadvisor, chaperone at social events, Intersession co-leader and admissions interviewer. In addition, the Teaching Fellow may be asked to cover additional study halls (“flex”) and to sub during the week.
The goal of the Teaching Fellows program at Bay is not only to provide a person new to the teaching profession with a good foundation in pedagogy, curriculum development and independent school culture, but also to help Bay and its teachers remain actively engaged in the conversation about effective teaching and learning.
TEACHING FELLOW IN HUMANITIES for 2017-18
The ideal candidate
finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy and precepts;
possesses a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in area studies, history, literature or religion;
has worked with high school students in some capacity (e.g as teacher, tutor, coach or camp counselor);
has seriously considered the teaching profession and wants to develop a skillset that will prepare her/him/them for teaching at the secondary school level, particularly in an independent school;
brings a diversity of teaching and life experience;
has demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and sees collaboration as a means to improvement and growth;
is dedicated to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
is committed to on-going feedback and professional growth;
demonstrates a passion for subject matter as well as for teaching and learning;
enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: HUMTF. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship and the teaching profession as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the humanities discipline team 2) Resume/C.V. 3) Short response questions: Each response should be no more than 350 words to the following questions listed below.
Write about a unit of instruction (eg. novel, period in history, humanities-based topic) that you’d most like to teach/or have taught to high school students. What are your content and skill goals? What is your rationale for teaching this unit? In other words, why do you want to teach it?
The Bay School values heterogeneous classrooms of diverse learners. When planning a lesson or a unit for a heterogeneous group of learners, what questions do you ask yourself to make sure all learners' needs are met?
The Bay School values community and strives to facilitate the growth and inclusion of its students inside and outside the classroom. How might you contribute to the school and student community outside the classroom?
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity ...and inclusion within Bay and beyond. Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates, community-oriented, thoughtful and kind.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply.
For more information about The Bay School, including Bay's official 2015-2016 school profile which includes college acceptances to date, and an overview of the campus and facilities, student body breakdown, academic highlights, ethics, and mindfulness, please visit: http://www.bayschoolsf.org/home