Start Date: Aug 30, 2021 Salary: commensurate with experience
Bank Street School for Children seeks educators committed to deep learning, social justice and progressive education. Candidates with diverse experiences are encouraged to apply. We are seeking a full time Math/Science Teacher for 6th grade starting at the end of August 2021.
Master’s Degree preferred
A minimum of three years math and/or science teaching required
Strong working knowledge of mathematics, including proficiency in geometry and pre-algebra
Inquiry-based science teaching experience, preferably in earth science
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Our faculty specialize in nurturing the intellectual, social and emotional lives of young children and early adolescents. Social justice, community, and advocacy are at the core of our work. As the power of diversity involves adults as well as children, we work deliberately to create a community that is broadly inclusive and reflects our multicultural society. We hold steadfast to our mission and credo.
The math curriculum is a study of arithmetic, geometry, and elementary algebra. Topics include: fractions, decimals, percents, metric measurement, two-dimensional geometry, and probability.
The science curriculum is an earth science study that focuses on the sun as our source of energy. It includes a study of light, the earth's atmosphere, global climate change, and groundwater pollution.
Teachers should have a background in a materials-based, discovery approach to mathematics and/or science and be sensitive to individual needs within the group setting. There is a focus on group work, problem solving activities, and discovery-based learning.
Classroom Work: The Math/Science teacher is responsible for teaching math and science to a group of 18-24 students. Along with the humanities teacher, the math/science teacher is an advisor and homeroom teacher to each student in the group. In working with children and evaluating their work, teachers are expected to consider their social-emotional growth as well as their intellectual development.
Work with Adults: The Math/Science Teacher is a member of a classroom team responsible for the academic and non-academic needs of students. This work includes communicating with parents and others who support each child’s learning and growth. Teachers participate in weekly math/science meetings and bi-weekly staff meetings after school and are required to be available for conferences with parents when needed. Narrative reports are written twice a year, and joint family conferences occur at least two times per a year.
Math/Science teachers work under the supervision of the Math/Science Coordinator and the Division Head.
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.
About Bank Street School for Children
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.