In consultation with colleagues within the English department and other members of the Upper Learning team, the Upper Learning English teacher is responsible for teaching a full load of English classes.
Teach five sections of high school English classes.
Serve as an advisor to an assigned group of students.
Collaborate with colleagues to ensure inclusive representation and valuing of diverse voices of both authors and students in each English classroom and across grade levels.
Support student engagement through project-based learning, hands-on activities, experimentation and iteration, and other active approaches to learning.
Take a student-centered approach by providing responsive instruction, including differentiation and flexibility to adjust plans when needed.
Use activities and a variety of assessment types to assess student learning and monitor growth.
Use assessment results to guide instruction for individuals and groups.
Stay updated on current methods and research in the teaching of English language arts.
Seek and accept feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Participate in extracurricular activities, such as sponsorship of clubs, involvement in after-school student activities, and chaperoning of student events.
Participate constructively and collaboratively in professional development, grade level, and department meetings.
Maintain a safe, comfortable, and engaging classroom environment.
Communicate with parents in an appropriate and timely manner.