Part-Time Humanities Teacher

March 25, 2020


The Idea School is a co-ed, modern Orthodox high school located at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. The Idea School opened in 2017 with our first class of 13 freshmen. Now in our second year of operation and with a student body of 41 students across our freshman and sophomore classes, we are looking to grow our staff. We use a project-based learning model to get our students actively engaged in hands-on and deep textual learning; to spark their curiosity; to connect learning to the real world; and to develop themselves as Jewish people.
All of the educators we hire must:

Have a passion for nurturing growth and excitement for learning in each child
Be creative, innovative, and curious
Have a constructivist approach to education
Understand a project- and problem-based learning (PBL) model
Be willing to collaborate with partner teachers and across disciplines in the creation of meaningful, engaging, and real-world learning experiences for students
Have a start-up mentality and a willingness to iterate and fail forward
Be problem solvers
Be thoughtful and self-reflective

We’re currently seeking a part-time Humanities Teacher for our 9th – 11th grade classes.
B.A. in History and/or English and M.A. in English and/or history education
At least two years’ teaching experience
Experience implementing project-based learning strongly preferred

Job description:
Teach an interdisciplinary Humanities course
Integrate teaching of text skills with PBL units
Develop a learning environment that inspires student growth and development
Create and manage a PBL classroom using norms and protocols that address managing projects, collaborating with peers, listening with empathy, and more
Assess students using a variety of real-time, summative, and formative alternative assessments
Differentiate learning and assessments based on students’ needs
Find ways to incorporate student passions into PBL units
Participate in faculty and school meetings
Communicate effectively with parents and students
Participate in school-wide professional development and see it as an ongoing dynamic process
Be willing to learn new skills and artistic media and widen content knowledge to enhance PBL units

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