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MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER - AUGUST 2021 START (SY 2021-2022)

at The Dewey School - Sakura Montessori International School (view profile)
Location Hà Nội
Date Posted 2021-03-03
Category Social Studies Teacher
Job Type Full-time
Are you willing to accept and support teachers outside for their application? (Due to COVID-19 pandemic) Yes
Nationality of teacher: American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand
Teaching Experience > 2 years
Candidate Requirements Bachelor's Degree, CELTA
Where is the school located: Hà Nội
Salary: minimum $1800/month & maximum $2600/month

Description

 

POSITION TITLE: Social Studies (Humanities) Middle School Teacher

REPORTS TO: Head of School

POSITION SUMMARY :

Informed by the school’s values, teachers will ensure that all students learn the content and skills required for academic success as defined by curricular and instructional objectives and overarching school goals. Instructors will teach appropriate content and skills by utilizing student-centered, project-based curriculum material adopted by the school, as well as providing appropriate supplemental and teacher-made materials as needed; develop appropriate lesson plans that accommodate the range of learning styles and specialized needs of students in the classroom; create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation; and, actively participate with colleagues in school improvement activities, professional development, curriculum, instruction, and assessment meetings as well as student support meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor's degree in Education, English or History (other similar degrees will be considered) and Teacher Certification/License or PGCE  in Education from U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Australia, or South Africa.   A Master's degree in education preferred.   Candidates should have at least 3 years of full-time professional teaching experience.  Experience in student-centered, project-based learning is preferred.  Strength of academic background, professional experience, interview performance, and references will be considered during the selection process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Planning and Preparation: All Dewey/Gateway teachers must

  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of the content area, instructional pedagogy, and project-based learning.
  • Incorporate knowledge of students' needs including academic abilities, developmental strengths or challenges, language, and culture into the implementation of instructional activities.
  • Implement interventions, accommodations, and modifications as needed.
  • Set instructional outcomes that are appropriately challenging, clear, sequenced, and aligned vertically and horizontally within and across continents.
  • Complete lesson plans based on the innovative, project-based curriculum as per the direction of the Head of School.
  • Incorporate a variety of instructional resources into teaching and learning, including materials provided by the school curriculum and outside materials to support enrichment.
  • Implement a project-based, innovative curriculum design based on well-structured units that include purposeful hands-on activities, appropriate materials, and grouping that meets the individual needs of students in the classroom.
  • Use assessment to inform planning and instruction for the whole class, small groups, and individual remediation and/or enrichment learning.

Classroom Environment:  All Dewey/Gateway teachers must

  • Develop and maintain strong, respectful, and productive relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Create a student-centered learning environment where the focus of instruction is on the students to be autonomous, independent, and to place the responsibility for learning in their hands.
  • Create a classroom culture that supports respectful teacher-to-student, student-to-student, and student-to-teacher communication.
  • Maintain a classroom that communicates high expectations, the value of content, and the importance of quality student work as demonstrated through the display of quality student work and instruction.
  • Develop and maintain a well-managed and well-organized classroom where there are clear structures, routines, and organization that support safety and learning. -Demonstrate a clearly defined plan for maintaining student behavior that includes clear expectations, on-going monitoring of behavior, and appropriate responses to misbehavior.
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is safe and supports the needs of a variety of learning activities.

Instruction:  All Dewey/Gateway teachers must

  • Deliver student-centered instruction that communicates a clear purpose, process, and is highly engaging for students.
  • Direct spoken and written language toward students that are correct, incorporates new words and concepts to stretch student vocabulary.
  • Actively engage students with high-quality questions that emphasize higher-order thinking skills while allowing for sufficient wait time.
  • Encourage and engage students in relevant conversations during instruction where students demonstrate leadership and allow for a variety of voices to be -heard.
  • Design and implement activities and assignments that cognitively engage students while allowing for adaptation and ownership to meet students’ individual needs.
  • Utilize grouping (mixed-ability or same-ability depending upon the task and focus) to support classroom learning.
  • Actively monitor student understanding and performance within and beyond the classroom to inform planning and instruction.
  • Provide regular feedback to students that is constructive and supports growth and improvement.
  • Develop systems and processes that allow students to self-assess and improve performance on tasks.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to adjust lessons to meet the needs of students while also maintaining persistence in finding effective learning strategies that will support student success.

Professional Responsibilities: All Dewey/Gateway teachers must

  • Demonstrate appropriate reflection on the effectiveness of lessons or units to inform future instruction.
  • Maintain accurate records of completion of student assignments, student progress/grades/rubrics, and non-instructional records needed to support teaching and the functioning of the school.
  • Involve students in monitoring, interpreting, and acting on feedback.
  • Communicate with parents or guardians on a regular basis in regard to course expectations, instructional program, and student progress (positive feedback and concerns).
  • Engage parents by getting them involved in the school community or by attending school events.
  • Participate positively in the school community by building strong and productive professional relationships, engaging in a culture of inquiry focused on school or student improvement, providing service to the school, and participating in school projects and special events.
  • Actively initiate and engage in opportunities to grow professionally including but not limited to participation in professional development, instructional coaching, and feedback from colleagues or administration.
  • Provide service to the profession and fellow teachers by assisting other educators and seeking to contribute to the advancement of the profession.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by conducting oneself with integrity, ethics, provision of service, and advocacy for students and families.
  • Participate in team or departmental decision-making by maintaining an open mind and acting in the best interests of students.
  • Comply with campus, school, and district regulations.
  • Other Responsibilities: All Dewey/Gateway teachers must
  • Refer students that are struggling academically, socially, emotionally, or academically to the school-based intervention team.
  • Complete school-based documentation in a timely manner including but not limited to interim reports, report cards, student logs, incident reports, etc.
  • Provide supervision for students at all assigned times during the school day.
  • Accept responsibility for the completion of a minimum of one additional duty and an advisory course.
  • Any additional duties assigned at the discretion of their supervisor.

BENEFITS:

  • Visa/work permit sponsor, including spouse and up to 2 dependents
  • Health insurance provided
  • Paid personal leave days and public holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Ongoing support for new teachers, such as airport pickup, bank assistance, phone set-up, etc.
  • Tuition discount for up to 2 children

SALARY: Based on the experience and qualifications ( minimum $USD 1800 and maximum $USD 2600).

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