Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of English. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy.
The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. To successfully do that, teachers at Brooks must be fully engaged in all aspects of the students life, both in and out of the classroom. Brooks teachers are expected to teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential, and community responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have:
Engage class with variety of approaches, assignments, and projects, and be able to provide suitable differentiated teaching. Build an appropriate rapport with classes and individual students.
Be proficient in the teaching of writing, both in a classroom setting and in one on one settings with students.
Be proficient in the teaching of contemporary forms of communication such as different genres and mediums of writing, video creation, podcasts and audio recording, oral and visual presentation.
Be proficient in helping students manage the reception and creation of multiple streams of information both digital and non digital, including the proper use of these resources.
Be proficient in teaching textual analysis and close reading, with "text" being defined in a contemporary sense: any and all forms of writing, video and film, audio, or presentation, to name a few.
Be proficient in the teaching of critical thinking skills and original idea generation.
Be committed to the idea of diversity in the classroom, such as the creation of a diverse and varied reading list, and the acknowledgment and acceptance of our students' diversity of culture, gender, sexuality, as well as their educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
Be able to incorporate the concept of creativity into the teaching of essential skills.
Staff the Brooks Writing Center a designated number of times per week to work one on one with students seeking help on written assignments.
Contribute to the productive, collegial functioning of the department by contributing positively to department meetings and taking on responsibilities outside of classroom duties, such as department projects, reports, and initiatives.