History Teacher
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary: Negotiable
Date Posted: 3/17/2017
Job ID: 37827
Position/Title: History Teacher
Employer: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Department: Middle School for Girls
Category: Teaching
Type: History
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
• Teaches World History to students in 5th and 6th grades. Might also be asked to teach American History to 7th and 8th graders.
• Establishes clear objectives for all lesson units and projects, and communicates those objectives to students.
• Instructs students individually and in groups using various teaching methods, such as projects, discussions, and demonstrations.
• Creates lessons that allow students to engage in problem solving, active inquiry, and creative and analytic thinking.
• Plans and organizes resources for lessons, as appropriate to the pupil.
• Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
• Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
• Advises nine to fourteen students in an advisory setting and provides academic and emotional support.
• Confers with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
• Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students.
• Participates in weekly community and school service programs and a weekly activities program.
• Provides lunch and recess monitoring as required.
• Leads an interest-based student activity once per cycle.
• Attends weekly grade-level meetings.
• Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their child’s progress and determine their priorities and their resource needs.
• Attends staff meetings, open houses, parent/teacher conferences, special events, etc., as required.
• Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years

• Bachelor’s degree in history; a master’s degree in education or history or working towards a master’s degree preferred.
• At least two years of experience teaching history a plus.
• Experience teaching 5th and 6th grade a plus.
• Enthusiasm for using technology and innovation in the classroom a plus.
• A clear interest in, knowledge of, and ability to work with middle school students.
• Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
• Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
• Self-confidence with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
• Physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks while working on multiple projects simultaneously under “deadline” situations.
• Ability to apply common-sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing and Internet functions, as well as all applications used in the regular functions of the school. Familiarity with Mac products a plus.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment.
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