Duties of a Middle School Teacher
Teachers at ISB collaborate with students, parents, counselors, and administrators to facilitate student learning and well-being. Our Middle School (MS) focuses on academic, social, and personal growth for all students in grades 6 through 8.
An ISB middle school teacher needs to be pedagogically strong, an expert in their subject, and have a skill, passion, and positive disposition for working with MS-aged children. ISB MS teachers are primarily assigned to one subject area and, in some subjects, a specific grade level. In addition to a full teaching load (roughly 5/8ths of a full day on average), MS teachers serve as mentors in our advisory program, teach a Flex class (once a week in place of advisory), and manage at least one student club or activity.
MS PE/Wellness Teacher Job Description
Personal Qualifications and Attributes
Teaching license or certification for middle school years.
Subject expertise in the primary area of employment.
At least 3 years of teaching experience.
Teaching experience in a similar type of international school and this age group (11-14 years old) is an advantage.
Commitment to the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) of students.
Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated skill at differentiating within the classroom for students of mixed abilities.
Experience with Mindfulness is an advantage.
Experience with Standard-Based Grading
Experience designing units with UBD - ‘Understanding by Design’ is an advantage
Model of ISB Professional Standards of Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Collaboration, and Commitment
Demonstrated Growth Mindset and passion for lifelong learning
Invested in pedagogical best practice and alignment with current educational research
Open mindedness and warmth within a philosophy of care
Collaborative and collegial
Appropriate sense of humor
Satisfactory background checks, particularly in areas of child safeguarding.
Instruct MS-aged children aligned with the practices, standards, benchmarks, and learning outcomes of the ISB curriculum, along with its Vision, Mission, Learner Attributes, and Definition of Learning.
Partner with counselors, administration, and other staff to ensure care and support for the social, emotional and learning success of middle school children.
Assess student learning and provide timely, quality feedback to improve student learning.
Accommodate for learning needs based on student’s Individualized Learning Plans.
Teach PE and/or Health classes to grade 6 & 7 students.
Serve as an advisor/mentor in our school advisory program.
Present to parents on health topics covered with students.
Collaborate with the grade PE/Health team, administration, and curriculum office to ensure a well-articulated, research-based PE and wellness program.
Participate in student share, support, and referral processes to ensure students’ needs are understood and met.
Engage in professional development to ensure research-supported practices in the instruction and care of children are used at ISB.
Communicate directly and collaboratively with parents and families where need demonstrates an impact on student learning and well-being.
Positively contribute to school culture through support and sponsorship of a student club or non-stipended extracurricular activity.
Other duties as appropriately assigned by the MS Principal.
Special Note on this position: Due to the late timing of this opening, the contract offered will be for one year (2020-21 school year). The percentage of Full Time Equivalent (F.T.E.) will be determined by enrollment need and fit of the candidate to the teaching needs.