In a large city like New York, The Co-op School provides a safe and stimulating micro-environment where students experiment and learn. All members of The Co-op School — students, families and staff — contribute to the development of our unique culture and participate in and improve our community and beyond. As students learn to work together, preparing for a global environment, families also work in committees and on the board to support the school. Whether painting walls, assembling furniture, growing the school through various initiatives, and much more, we all help The Co-op School flourish. Meanwhile, faculty collaborate to create learning opportunities that evolve with students’ strengths and interests in addition to utilizing best practices. Teachers guide students in the dynamic, life-long process of questioning and deepening connections. Through far-reaching social studies projects enriched through literature, math, science and the arts, students make decisions, research and reflect.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity. We listen to and honor the individual interests and strengths of each child.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL
The Co-op School is an inquiry-based, progressive preschool and elementary school that opened in the fall of 2003 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The Co-op School is seeking committed educators to join our team as our preschool and elementary school physical education teacher.
Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
3 or more years of relevant lead teaching experience preferred
Educational philosophy aligns with the mission and vision of The Co-op School
Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
Has own passions and interests
Experience working with children with special needs as some students have IEPs
Experience planning physical education curriculum
Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
Commitment to diverse learning environments
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience collaborating with children, families, colleagues, and administrators
Collaborate with teachers, coordinators, and Education Director to provide high-quality, relevant instruction to all children
Actively participate in a learning community
Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
Use student performance data to tailor and differentiate curriculum to individual students and to determine small groupings and modifications
Regularly communicate with families, students, and community partners through phone, face-to-face conversation, email, list serves and blogs
Integrate The Co-op School Values into movement program and interactions with staff, families, and students
Integrate project work, the real world and surrounding community into and classroom culture
Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community