Teach an integrated curriculum part-time in the Middle School Life Skills department.
Essential job functions include:
Teach up to (6) sections of Life Skills classes (see description below*) in grades 6-8
Attendance at weekly Life Skills department meeting, including attention to work email
Complete comprehensive written grade assessments for students twice a year
Attendance at some school functions, including Middle School Parent Day
Other job functions may include:
Support and assist in curriculum development and design
Meet at occasional intervals for department planning
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, ideally in a related field.
Years of Experience: 5 years in Middle School education preferred
Additional Attributes: Ability to work in an energetic environment, positive disposition, strong communication skills, flexibility and good humor.
*Life Skills: Crossroads’ Life Skills Program offers a unique, experiential and student-driven class that is conducted primarily in the Council format (a process of communication, listening and self-governance) with the underlying intention of raising students’ self-awareness, compassion and appreciation for others. In Life Skills, students are given an opportunity to reflect on their lives and examine the quality of their relationships to themselves, others and the larger community. The process is designed to teach individual and interpersonal skills which will enable students to cope more effectively with life’s challenges, enhance and support self-esteem and foster a sense of connectedness. Through Life Skills, students learn to embrace differences, celebrate human diversity and develop greater empathy and understanding for others.
In addition to Council, students participate in open dialogues, group building games, transformational art projects, mindfulness exercises and guided imagery. Life Skills provides a general curricular focus at each grade level that addresses themes important to adolescents at different stages. This program honors Crossroad’s commitment to develop the student’s “full human potential.”
Candidate will be expected to teach topics which may include, but are not limited to:
Relationships and Healthy Communication
Development of Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
Mental Health awareness
Human Sexuality, including reproductive anatomy
Drug and Alcohol education
Other Essential Crossroads Middle School Faculty Expectations:
Embody school’s mission and its five basic commitments:
Create a predictable, supportive environment for students.
Plan and prepare for instruction; provide positive, clear assessments and feedback.
Respect and advocate for the developmental needs of early adolescents and their families.
Collaborate and engage with colleagues and students.
Honor confidentiality of school, student, and family information.
Reflect on one’s teaching practice and model lifelong learning.
To academic excellence;
To the arts;
To the greater community;
To the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity;
To the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
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