BB&N is seeking a full-time Grade 6 Social Studies teacher. Responsibilities include teaching Social Studies, involvement in planning and executing programming, and managing homeroom duties.
The Grade 6 Social Studies curriculum revolves around human rights and specifically considers the development of the United States, contemporary issues, and South Asia. A Young People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, is one of many resources used to support the curriculum. The Grade 6 Social Studies teacher is responsible for designing and executing meaningful interdisciplinary projects, service learning projects, and building relationships with organizations beyond BB&N.
The Grade 6 Social Studies teacher works closely with the Language Arts teacher in developing interdisciplinary learning experiences. As a part of these experiences, some key skills that link these two subjects are: identifying credible sources, close reading, guiding students through the writing process, practicing academic integrity, developing an opinion, listening to others, growing analytical thinking, and engaging in discussion-heavy, text-driven seminars.
The Grade 6 Social Studies teacher is also responsible for planning and leading Affinity Lunch and Peer Lunch. In addition to this, the Grade 6 Social Studies teacher is responsible for chaperoning a 4 day/3 night student trip with other Grade 6 colleagues.
Some additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, partnerships with specialists, report writing and family conferencing, ordering materials, budget management, collaboration between colleagues and families, admissions work, and the possibility of being a cooperating teacher for a Lesley graduate student.
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the upper elementary, middle school, or high school level, and have a Master’s degree.
Candidates should have strong understanding of child development, teaching and learning, and the facilitating of executive functioning skills for middle school aged students.
The Grade 6 Social Studies candidate must also be informed and comfortable with discussing challenging historical and current events with students.
In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
A desire to continue seeking professional development
Joy working with middle school/upper elementary aged students
Excellent writing skills
Ability to collaborate with colleagues
Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
Curriculum design experience
High standards of professional conduct
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.