Position Title: Upper School, Instructor, Freshman Seminar
Department: Upper School
Reports To: Head of the Upper School
POSITION PURPOSE: We are looking for candidates with counseling and/or wellness backgrounds to lead our freshman seminar program. This class meets twice a cycle for the entire year covering topics like stress and anxiety, sleep, adolescent brain, wellness, substance use, digital citizenship, goal setting, learning styles, identity/citizenship/empathy etc. We also want candidates who can contribute outside the classroom.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Manage the classroom to insure successful learning for every student.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Teach the curriculum reflecting knowledge of the subject matter and of specific learning styles of your students.
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions or activities.
Utilizes up-to-date technology into lesson plans and classroom management.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
Compile, evaluate and/or grade students' class work reflecting learning styles of students.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.
Maintain contact with students and parents with effective and regular communication.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of curricula, course materials and methods of instruction.
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of upper school programs.
Maintain expertise in field through ongoing professional development demonstrating a commitment to field of study or knowledge of learning styles.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter
A minimum of two years teaching and administration experience
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Understanding technology in curriculum design and classroom presentation
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