Marin Primary & Middle School is looking for a second grade teacher starting August 2018 to cover for a maternity leave.
The classroom teacher at MP&MS works as a member of a team of two teachers, sharing the responsibility of creating a classroom community and planning curriculum and instruction for students through a supportive working relationship. The model of “teams of teachers” is designed to support the integration of disciplines and content by blending the skills, passions and talents of classroom teachers along with the specialists who work with each grade level. Teachers work together to understand each student from multiple perspectives, and use an integrated and interactive approach to learning. They build meaningful bonds with students, maintain high academic standards, teach children to engage in respectful and kind behavior, and promote a love of learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create a safe and secure environment in which students can successfully grow and thrive as they develop both autonomy and self-awareness as well as the ability to collaborate and communicate with classmates as they learn, work, and play together.
Design and implement programs to actively engage students in making connections, solving problems, and thinking independently; develop and teach thematic units and daily lessons in core curricular areas using the school’s grade level curriculum and emergent topics that arise from student and teacher interests, outside events, and other sources.
Create an inviting, organized and developmentally appropriate learning environment that reflects the learning objectives of the class and grade level.
Design teaching strategies to address individual and overall class learning strengths and needs.
Use a variety of assessment strategies, including formative and standardized assessments, to monitor student progress and determine curricular needs.
Document student progress, prepare report cards (including narrative descriptions), lead regular parent conferences and convene additional meetings with parents and other school staff as necessary.
Build respectful relationships with students in which each child feels understood, nurtured and challenged, and within which each child’s emerging identity is respected.
Provide regular information for parents about the curriculum, classroom routines, and school experiences through the class website, newsletters, and individual communication as appropriate.
Create positive and effective relationships with parents to facilitate the exchange of information to ensure students’ progress, including verbal and written communication about the curriculum and program.
Create opportunities for children to become increasingly responsible for the many communities in which they live and inspire students to make a difference in the world.
Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences; always model appropriate and ethical behavior.
Collaborate enthusiastically with faculty, staff, administrators, and parents to nurture children both inside and outside the classroom, including recess, lunch, arrival and dismissal times.
Participate actively in faculty meetings and work collaboratively with colleagues on committees and other work to further the development of the school’s program.
Participate fully in the life of the grade level or class, including overnight field trips, student performances, and other such events.
Pursue professional growth opportunities on an ongoing basis.
Experience and Qualifications
Experience as a classroom teacher in early primary or older preschool grades
Knowledge of all curriculum areas, with specific experience teaching literacy and math at the kindergarten level
Knowledge of curriculum and strategies necessary to support the development of social emotional skills and cultural competence in young children
Broad knowledge and an appreciation of early childhood development
Appreciation and understanding of the range of development and variable physical, cognitive, and social emotional growth patterns in young children
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a teaching team
Ability to establish effective relationships with students, faculty and staff, and parents Creativity, flexibility, and a growth mindset, with interest in begin part of a community of learners
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
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