The Blake School seeks a creative and engaged Middle School Social Studies/Humanities teacher who is eager to help students construct their own meanings as they learn to read and write with imagination, passion and insight. This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE) for the 2019-2020 school year.
In middle school classes, students learn by doing. They read, they write, they discuss, they reconsider, they take action. Through this recursive process, they develop facility with language, find value in divergent perspectives, express themselves creatively in a variety of modes, and develop skills in telling stories, explaining complex ideas, analyzing controversial issues and presenting original interpretations. Nurturing the growth of responsible global citizens requires teachers who help to connect reading, writing and inquiry to the study of self, others and the world. The successful candidate will be one with a strong foundation in history or a related social science field who is excited to share their passion for historical research, has experience or interest in using Socratic Seminar and project-based learning in the social studies classroom, and demonstrates a commitment to skills-based assessments. Teachers at Blake collaborate with their colleagues to develop their practice, design new curricula and create a coherent experience for students. Blake is interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers our students to engage across differences.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.