Wellness and Movement Teacher (WAM) - Physical Education, Dance, & Health
Avenues: The World School
April 4, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Why Teach at Avenues? A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. No one teaches on an island here. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
What You’ll Do The Avenues wellness and movement program focuses on movement literacy, motor skills development, and fitness and conditioning, by providing training in a wide and diverse array of sports, studio-based activities, and dance. Teachers also implement health topics such as positive psychology, mindfulness, nutrition, sex and relationships, and social/emotional intelligence. In this role you will:
Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
Collaborate intensively with colleagues to continually deepen student learning
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
What You’ll Bring Teachers in this department bring all or most of the following:
Experience teaching physical education, dance, and/or health (3+ years)
Specific interest in teaching dance, yoga, pilates, and/or health classes
Strong knowledge base in wellness practices, physical education and dance
Strong speaking, listening and demonstrative skills in large group settings
Ability to maintain high energy levels both in an indoor or outdoor setting
A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
Intellectual curiosity and humility to continually grow in teaching practice in physical education and health
A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Ability to solve problems quickly and remain calm under pressure
Bachelor’s degree in related field
To Apply Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/).
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.