The IDEAL School of Manhattan is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and creative Middle School Science teacher for a part time position starting in August 2021.
IDEAL teachers are charged with inspiring students in an inclusive and nurturing learning community to achieve personal and academic excellence. It is the norm for Middle School history and science teachers at IDEAL to partner with learning specialists to differentiate subject matter and for teachers within a discipline and across subject-areas to work together to develop curriculum and projects. The science teacher will each teach two Middle School science classes covering general science curricular areas of Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science. IDEAL expands the definition of diversity to include ability, and thus candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of learners and to scaffold lessons with note-taking guides, visual aids, and other supports to promote the success of a range of learners. In the science classroom, it is expected that teachers engage students’ curiosity through labs, hands-on experiences, and project-based learning.
All IDEAL teachers also serve as advisors and contribute in significant ways beyond the classroom; it is the norm for teachers to mentor a club, provide extra help, chaperone overnight class trips, and lead their own extra-curricular activities and initiatives. They know their students as learners and as individuals, and they inspire their students by setting a high bar for excellence while making the classroom fun and supporting all learners in achieving. In short, they adore and believe in their students and, in turn, are admired and respected by their students.
The successful candidate will work effectively with Middle School students; partner thoughtfully with colleagues and parents; demonstrate the ability to inspire students to strive for both personal and academic excellence; and possess a commitment to inclusive education.
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and job applicants and to making all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, caregiver status, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Appreciation for the school’s mission and commitment to social justice
A strong understanding of differentiation
Experience with lab-based and project-oriented science instruction
The ability to collaborate as a part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A desire to make a difference in the school--to contribute time and talent outside of the classroom to the growth of students and the school
Master’s degree in science teaching or a related field required
Three years experience as a teacher
Independent school experience or experience with special education or differentiation is preferred
About The IDEAL School of Manhattan
The IDEAL School is an independent K - 12th grade school that offers a rigorous, individualized academic program. Our team-teaching model, small class sizes, and low student-teacher ratios allow us to differentiate instruction based on individual strengths, interests, and abilities. The curriculum challenges students by promoting high academic achievement and social and emotional growth. With an emphasis on creative arts and a unique elective program, we offer enrichment and support through classes such as world languages, chess, musical theater, and media production. Our philosophy of inclusion instills students with respect for differences and develops empathy, social responsibility, and world stewardship.