Dwight-Englewood Lower School is a place where teachers encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood play and exploration, while paying close attention to each students’ growth and progress. Our faculty understand the importance of balancing explicit instruction with more open-ended inquiry, and they bring this perspective to their planning and work with students. In addition, faculty understand the importance of observing and assessing students both formally and informally in all subject areas and throughout the day in order to plan instruction for whole groups, small groups and individuals. The ability to listen, work with a diverse community and a range of learners, as well humor and humility are essential. Dwight-Englewood encourages faculty to practice both the art and science of teaching, and we seek out teachers who are excited by the opportunity to do so.
Support and model the spirit of the Mission and Foundation Documents of the Dwight-Englewood School in work with students, faculty, parents and community members.
Demonstrate knowledge of, experience with, the developmental, social, emotional and cognitive issues of the primary early grades.
Create differentiated, challenging lessons aligned with school philosophy, standards and curriculum.
Show ability to use reading and mathematical instructional strategies and structures, in particular balanced literacy, reading and writing workshop, guided reading, word study and Singapore Math.
Work collaboratively with grade level colleagues to plan consistent, though not necessarily identical, experiences.
Communicate with families about student progress, goals, benchmarks respectfully, openly and showing an ability to ask questions and listen with empathy.
Work with learning specialists to develop and deliver vertically coordinated curriculum and meet the needs of full range of students.
Collaborate with Special Area teachers in ways that deepen the learning experience.
Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Perform assigned supervisory duties that include, but are not limited to, recess, lunch and dismissal supervision.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced degree in Elementary Education, and/or Special Education required.
Understanding of child development, curriculum expectations and benchmarks, for elementary school students.
Experience with and a commitment to diversity and equity work with young children.
Knowledge of Responsive Classroom or other philosophies that address building classroom community based on engagement in learning and shared respect
Familiarity with reading and writing workshop, balanced literacy, Singapore Mathematics
Ability to address range of learners, including those who are not meeting benchmarks, within the classroom and with support of reading specialists.
Familiarity with a range of formal and informal assessments including but not limited to the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark assessment tools, running records, Words Their Way spelling inventories and Standardized testing.
Previous experience working in an elementary school setting.
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