BB&N is seeking a Grade 6 Homeroom Teacher/Language Arts Teacher to fill a maternity leave during Spring 2020. Responsibilities include managing a homeroom as well as teaching three sections of language arts. The core of the language arts program follows a curriculum designed using an analytical approach to literature. In addition, this teacher collaborates with the Social Studies teacher for cross-curricular discussions and projects on human rights, identity and race as well as the Sixth Grade and MS teams to plan programs which transition sixth graders to the Middle School.
The ideal candidates should have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the upper elementary or MS level, significant knowledge of child development, and knowledge of curriculum development, and experience writing curriculum. A degree in English or Masters degree is preferred.
In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive practices and the impact they have on curriculum and the community
Ability to lead discussions with students, asking probing questions to help them discover independent readings of texts
Ability to help students learn to annotate texts
Comfortable teaching a variety of texts (short stories, poetry, novels, etc.) and writing genres
Ability to collaborate with colleagues
Excellent writing skills
Comfortable teaching grammar
Capacity to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Predisposition to reflect warmth and a positive spirit
Desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct
Ability to support social emotional learning goals
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.