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Middle Grades Science Teacher


POSITION DETAILS

Posted December 10, 2021
Teaching
10-Month Full-Time

The Science Department at Darlington School seeks an experienced Science teacher beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. A Darlington teacher fully supports the mission and values of the school and has the primary responsibility for creating the best student experience possible in support of the school’s learning framework, The Cycle of Learning. The candidate should value the craft of teaching as much as the skills and content being learned, and would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating.

Qualifications

The candidate must demonstrate mastery of the skills related to teaching Earth, Life, and Physical science skills and engage students in developing the foundational application of the scientific method and inquiry-based learning. The candidate must also be able to teach a skills-based curriculum to a diverse group of students using research-based teaching strategies.

The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience and hold a relevant degree in the content area and/or teaching (master’s degree preferred). Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to and will support the academic and extracurricular life of the Middle Grades. Preference will be given to teachers who can fulfill an extracurricular need of the school, such as coaching a sport or academic team, or leading an extracurricular activity such as fine arts or community service.

Expectations

The clearest set of expectations for a Darlington teacher is fully described as our Academic Standards, which are highlighted below:

  • Course Design 
    • Designs a course backwards from a given skills-based curriculum map and uses a wide range of assessment tools to measure progress against learning goals.
    • Designs lessons for students to actively learn skills using the Darlington model of Discovery, Application, and Reflection.
  • Course Build
    • Course is built on consistent structure, layout, and communication using developmentally appropriate routines and practices which foster independence, confidence, and flexible pacing as well as promotes physical, social, and emotional safety and wellness.
  • Teaching
    • Builds an authentic relationship with each student as the cornerstone of learning experience.
    • Approaches the practice of teaching and learning with a growth mindset and always acts professionally and holds high expectations for him/herself. 
    • Facilitates the needs of individual learners in a safe and active learning environment.
    • Communicates effectively and uses technology proficiently.
  • Science
    • Experienced with teaching the skills of Science as applied to real world problems and related content
    • Provides students with explicit, highly engaging instruction through the use of research-based teaching strategies as both the means and the end of instruction.
    • Supports the school’s goal of teaching a skills-based curriculum that develops students who embrace a challenge, welcomes feedback, and reconsiders an approach as well as transferring knowledge and skills from the familiar to the unfamiliar.
    • Provides individual, group and project-based learning instruction designed to meet diverse individual needs and helps students be successful and independent learners.

Core Responsibilities

  • Four classes (two class preparations) and One STEM Enrichment
  • Exploratory
  • Regular student feedback (grades, attendance, comments, etc)
  • Advising students (6-10)
  • Various other responsibilities may include supervising students at times outside class (car line, lunch, recess, after school), grade level meetings, weekly faculty meetings or professional learning communities, substituting, committee meetings, professional development, weekend/campus activities, campus events (i.e. parents weekend, admission, etc)
  • Coaching is generally expected of teaching faculty

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