Start Date: Aug 30, 2021 Salary: commensurate with experience
(5 Days / Week; Temporary Full Time 1-year Assignment: August 30 – June 30)
The Bank Street School for Children is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, kind, and team-oriented Humanities teacher to serve as a sabbatical replacement for the 2021-2022 school year.
Candidates should have:
Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree is preferable
Knowledge of child development, progressive education, and constructivist teaching
At least three years teaching experience
Experience with and delight in working with Middle School aged students
Ability to work collaboratively and an interest in an interdisciplinary approach to education
Strong understanding of Civics
Excellent writing skills / experience teaching essay writing, and comfort with providing feedback on student work in a timely manner
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teaching a Humanities curriculum (social studies and literature/language arts) to 13/14 year-olds that is responsive to children’s developmental capacities and needs
Along with the math/science teacher, serving as a homeroom teacher for each student, overseeing their social emotional, cognitive, and physical development
Communicating and collaborating regularly with families and others who support learning and growth
Facilitating a Human Growth & Development curriculum – a yearlong advisory-style program on community, digital citizenship, relationships, peer pressure, wellness, and effective communication
Organizing and maintaining a positive and supportive classroom that reflects curricular work and communal values
Differentiating instruction to support group and individual learning
Providing extra help to students as necessary
Sharing progress and concerns with families through conferences and a written reports
Attending regular division, department, and supervisory meetings
Assisting the high school application process through written recommendations and graded essays
Being committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community; teachers must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work.
Through website or send resume and cover letter to: Saara Mahjouri, Division Head, Upper School
Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Bank Street School for Children is a coeducational, independent progressive school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serving students from Nursery through Grade 8. It is a working model of Bank Street College's approach to teaching and learning.