6th Grade ELA Teacher

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6th Grade ELA Teacher

Posted date
September 13, 2019
Organization
School level
Location

Richmond, CA

Employment Type
Full-Time

Position Summary:

We are looking for compassionate, exceptional educators to join our 6th Grade ELA team! You’ll work collaboratively with your colleagues to drive the achievement of all students in your grade level. You will be encouraged and supported to lead engaging, personalized, and rigorous lessons that integrate our four pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act. You will use data to drive your instruction, regularly assessing student learning to ensure that each child’s personalized learning plan addresses their unique needs and goals for growth. You'll equitably support the development of each child through restorative practices and social-emotional learning strategies. You will build meaningful relationships with families because you believe they are partners, and play a critical role in student success.

You will also receive weekly training and support through high-quality professional development and tailored one-on-one coaching.

What We Look For

It takes a special teacher to work at Caliber Public Schools. We look for the following values & attributes in our teachers:

Agents of change – you look to reimagine and disrupt the traditional teaching environment
Flexible and adaptable – you thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing setting
Strategic Thinker – you are motivated by constant review and evaluation of student progress
Highly collaborative – you work best being interdependent with your colleagues and making decisions collectively as a team
Personal Growth Enthusiast – you are self-aware, reflective and seek out ongoing feedback and coaching to continue to improve your craft
Strong Commitment – you are resilient in the face of challenge, you are proactive and take initiative to seek out solutions
Responsibilities

Facilitate students’ mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
High expectations for student behavior are clearly taught, consistently communicated, and equitably applied to all students.
Implement and support school-wide social-emotional programming and restorative practices.
Demonstrates an asset-based perspective of students from diverse backgrounds, using their experiences as resources for learning vs. excuses or problems to overcome.
Provides students opportunities to learn who they are and where they come from.
Consistently reflects on own biases/perceptions/ pedagogical practices and mitigates the negative impact on students through culturally responsive practices.
Facilitate a Blended Learning Model using technology tools as part of instruction. Develop expertise with technological tools that drive student learning.
Facilitate small group instruction with students working towards targeted outcomes.
Design and use assessment data to refine instructional practices and personalize learning for each student.
Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
Communicate effectively and respectfully with students, families, and colleagues.
Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.
Values:

Caliber staff…

are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement.
validate and affirm the identities, strengths and passions of each person.
know that It is everyone’s collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities.
approach situations and people with empathy and kindness.

Experience:

2 or more years of teaching experience, preferably in a high performing school driving excellent student outcomes.
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Seeking an excellent ELA teacher with a passion for igniting an unyielding love of reading in their students. This teacher believes that everyone loves to read...they just haven't found their favorite book yet. Experience with Socratic seminar or other methodologies of student discourse a plus
Preferred experience with social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
Experience integrating technology into the classroom.
Skills:

Comfort with technology: basic skills in navigating computer hardware and software
Organizational skills: ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
Analytical and problem solving ability:
Use data to drive instruction and results
Ability to deeply understand each student’s needs and help them achieve their goals
Communicates effectively with others: shares ideas directly and respectfully & advocates for needs.
Education:

Bachelor’s Degree
Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state
Intern credential accepted