A leader in progressive education for more than 100 years, the Bank Street School for Children provides students, from nursery through 8th grade, an education that engages their natural curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and helps to develop a sense of community and social responsibility. Through a teaching approach that is fundamentally hands-on and child-centered, Bank Street students develop the courage and confidence to think independently, work collaboratively, understand themselves and others more deeply, and possess the compassion to make meaning of the world around them.
About the Position
The Math/Science teacher is responsible for teaching math and science and serves as a homeroom teacher responsible for building community and attending to the social/emotional development of students.
Overview of curriculum:
The math curriculum includes arithmetic, a rational number study, statistics, problem solving, and geometry.
The focus of the science course is a study of force, motion, and simple machines, exploring variables as a function of experimental design, and a study of geology.
Collaborate with math/science partner to plan curriculum
Serve as co-advisor (homeroom teacher)
Collaborate with the Math/Science Team and Math/Science Coordinator to develop curriculum
Attend regular division, department, and supervisory meetings
Communicate regularly with families and others who support learning and growth
Provide extra help to students as necessary during activities period and before school
Other duties as specified by division
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
3+ years of teaching math and/or science at the upper elementary or middle school level
Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers
A background in a materials-based discovery approach to mathematics and/or science
Skills and Experience:
Background in teaching math and/or science at the upper elementary or middle school level
Candidate should have an understanding of inquiry based pedagogy
Experience with TERC (Investigations) and Connected Mathematics preferred
Experience in developing curriculum
Experience with both standards-based assessment and progressive teaching methods preferred
Ability to effectively differentiate instruction
Experience with anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogy
Strong organizational skills
Proficiency with incorporating technology into the classroom to enhance student learning
High energy, a sense of humor, and a strong ability to connect with adolescents
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal: an ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and administration
Experience writing narrative reports about student progress and goals
Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
Knowledge and understanding of child development and and constructivist teaching
Demonstrated classroom management skills
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.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.