EF Academy teachers are exceptional educators who create a stimulating and enriching high school experience for our diverse international student population which represents students from over 75 countries. They embrace EF's vision for preparing students for a future without borders and possess a proven track record of highly effective teaching. They are flexible, creative, knowledgeable, global-minded and strive to be unforgettable. Teachers support the personal, social and academic development of students and contribute to extra-curricular clubs, service learning and/or sports programs.
Teacher responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Teach five class sections per term, approximately 20-25 teaching hours per week • Contribute to boarding school life for our students by supervising a club and/or coaching a sport determined in consultation with the Director of Activities/Director of Athletics • Maintain regular office hours and provide help for students before and after-school • Act as an advisor to a group of students during the advisory period and outside the advisory period, as necessary • Provide coverage for any classes requiring a teacher, as necessary • Chaperone two off-campus school events per academic term outside of normal working hours • Plan and teach classes following the IB, IGCSE and/or EF/NYS curricula for grades 9-12 • Maintain up-to-date records of assessments, attendance, planning, syllabi and reports • Plan and carry out experiential learning experiences for students which link to classroom learning • Develop assessment tasks using a wide range of formative assessment tools • Provide timely feedback to students and utilize a data-driven approach to teaching and learning • Work cooperatively with subject area teachers planning lessons, sharing resources, and cross grading • Keep parents informed about student progress by writing academic progress reports • Promote positive school relationships, with regular communication with students and counselors • Be enthusiastic and resourceful in creating meaningful learning experiences for students • Be a positive member of the school community in all interactions with colleagues and students • Attend curriculum planning meetings, faculty meetings and department meetings • Select and requisition materials and textbooks for each class in a timely manner • Compile a bibliography of suggested reading for students for the academic year and summer • Differentiate instruction and assessments for individual student needs and support the majority of students whose first language is not English • Use a wide range of technologies and creative teaching styles • Create course outlines and key vocabulary lists for IGCSE and/or IB courses and share on the G-Drive • Supervise students’ IB Diploma Programme extended essays • Keep abreast of developments in the curriculum by reading current literature and syllabus updates and participating in professional development opportunities offered by the school • Participate in student induction week activities and student placement testing • Attend various school events including, but not limited to graduation, the school play, arts nights and sporting events • Serve on committees that review school policies and procedures • Any other duties as assigned