Greensboro Day School’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.
Middle School History & Social Science Teacher
Middle School Director
Greensboro Day School teachers are responsible for providing students with developmentally appropriate, engaging learning experiences. Lessons should be aligned with the department and/or division curriculum and expectations. Teachers model lifelong learning by remaining current with leading edge, student-centered pedagogy and content. They are responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students.
The history/social sciences teacher promotes a passion for the study of both history and current events enabling students to understand the world around them so they can constructively contribute to society. You will encourage students to recognize the non-objective nature of information and take time to seek out and compare alternative contentions in arriving logically at personal positions concerning the key issues of their world.
Teach 5 sections of Middle School Social Studies/History
Facilitate a regular study hall every other day.
Co-advise or advise 12-18 students during the dedicated advisory period.
Differentiate teaching in the classroom to maximize every child’s potential.
Cultivate an understanding of and appreciation for learning History and Social Science by implementing lessons that promote a culture of inquiry and critical thinking
Plan and implement lessons for 75 minute classes using a variety of methods of instruction and assessment informed by the School’s Mission, Diversity Statement, educational philosophy, best practices, neuroscience, and departmental curriculum and competencies.
Maintain subject-area expertise including knowledge of national and local standards and leading-edge pedagogical practices.
Collaborate regularly with colleagues to ensure curricular alignment and consistent delivery of content and assessment.
Maintain existing curriculum maps and syllabi and develop new ones in collaboration with division directors, department chairs, colleagues and/or consultants as needed as part of the curriculum review cycle.
Demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to learning engagement by actively seeking meaningful community connections for experiential learning opportunities within and outside the classroom
Integrate appropriate technology and other effective resources and methods into teaching practices and student learning activities.
Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment in which every student sees the teacher as an ally and accessible advisor in the student’s quest to succeed.
Ensure appropriate accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of students in accordance with the Student Accommodations policy in the GDS Family Handbook
Communicate with and respond to parents’ questions and concerns in an effective and timely manner through a variety of means (email and telephone).
Professional Growth and Development Program focusing on Planning and Preparation, Instruction, Classroom Environment, and Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Framework) as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Contributes to the life of the school through the completion of assigned duties and attendance at school events (examples include lunch supervision, extra academic help for students, carpool, clubs, admission events, advising, activities periods, arts and athletic events, field trips – day and overnight, assemblies, budget review and preparation, and bus duty)
Serving as a role model through active participation in leadership opportunities in professional organizations
Reading professional publications and maintaining professional learning networks
Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree or higher desired
Understanding of child development for ages of students in class or grade
Proficient in the use of technology as a classroom tool
Lead teaching classroom experience
Requisite certification in teaching area
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Greensboro Day School’s mission
Collaborative and flexible
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Sense of humor is appreciated
Daily work requires supervising students both indoors and outdoors. Faculty are required to participate in regular safety drills, learn CPR, learn how to apply a tourniquet, provide basic first aid, administer epi-pens when needed, and be able to support other student specific health-related needs. Some weekend, evening, or early morning work may be required from time to time.
All teachers must be able to provide adequate supervision indoors and outdoors, and they must be able to ensure the safety of students during drills and emergencies that may arise from time to time. Some evening and weekend commitments including school celebrations, admissions and athletic events, concerts, and plays are encouraged as part of the job.
There are no direct reports for classroom teachers.
About Greensboro Day School
Celebrating it's 50th year, Greensboro Day School is a dynamic, co-ed independent day school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our vibrant learning environment provides the backdrop for an academic program that teaches students how to think--not what to think. We prepare them not only for college, but for life in a global society. Serving 765 students age 2- grade 12, character and leadership development, unsurpassed facilities, award winning arts, and a competitive athletics program are all part of the Greensboro Day School experience.
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