Harbor Day School, an independent K-8 school in Corona del Mar, California, invites applications for the position of a 7th and 8th Grade Science teacher starting for the 2018-2019 school year. Middle School Science at Harbor Day is a rigorous spiral curriculum emphasizing concepts mainly pertaining to Life and Physical Science.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Create daily lesson plans and learning activities for 7th and 8th grade students based on national, local and school standards in science education and research
Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, demonstrations and independent laboratory practice using a variety of proven methods
Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices
Communicate with parents regarding student progress periodically through phone or electronic means and at parent teacher conferences.
Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students
Incorporate technology and hands-on learning experiences in the classroom with enthusiasm
Collaborate with other teachers to create interdisciplinary units of study
Serve as an advisor to a group of middle school students
Lunch and recess duties
Benefits of teaching at Harbor Day School:
Medical benefits, including dental and vision
Retirement matching program
Opportunities for professional development
Teaching engaging students alongside professional and collaborative colleagues
Candidates should have a science degree or a degree in a closely related field and have a solid understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of biological systems, cell biology, classical mechanics and physical science. Additionally, the ideal candidate must be able to develop engaging and inquiry-based, innovative lessons that allow students to grow academically, socially and emotionally.
About Harbor Day School
Harbor Day is an independent, co-educational school for kindergarten through eighth grade that provides an academically challenging, well-balanced education in a nurturing, family-centered environment. Our traditional, yet innovative, curriculum develops eager, confident learners who think creatively and work collaboratively. Developing self-reliance, building strong moral character, and encouraging social responsibility are hallmarks of a Harbor Day education.