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Middle School Humanities Teacher

Company: Academy of Thought & Industry
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Start the New Year with Us! We are hiring a Middle School Humanities Teacher to join our wonderful Hollywood Beach community in January 2023!At the Academy of Thought and Industry we are creating a deeply motivating adolescent program that inspires and empowers students to live meaningful lives. It's an important and exciting challenge that requires tremendous creativity and ingenuity.Your Role:As our ATI Middle School Humanities Teacher, you will deliver an exceptional learning experience for students. Responsibilities include:Collaborating with ATI's programmatic experts to expand and give regular feedback on ATI's curriculumFacilitating students' progression through your designated humanities course(s) using the Altitude Learning platform, a next generation learning platform designed specifically to enable individualized, student-led learningMeeting virtually with students for live class sessions each weekOffering regular, substantive feedback on their workAssessing, tracking, and reporting on student progressCommunicating with families in support of each student's learningProviding 1:1 coaching support to a cohort of studentsEstablishing a strong, supportive community that upholds ATI's core values both in and outside of classRapidly innovating and iterating on the school model with ATI's program experts and your school colleaguesOur proprietary Humanities curriculum emphasizes deep reading of texts, analysis with reference to evidence, and writing. Students in middle school learn to participate in rich Socratic discussions, getting them ready for engaging with the big ideas that shape the world. They learn the skills of reading, writing, and analysis that unlocks their ability to explore the human experience more broadly.Being a new ATI guide also includes participating in a school-sponsored 20-month adolescent guide preparation course through the Prepared Montessorian Institute leading to a widely-accepted MACTE Montessori Credential. This professional development requirement offers guides the comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, as well as mentorship, to become successful practitioners of the Montessori Method with students ages 12-18.About You:Our ideal Humanities candidate is a highly capable, experienced educator of adolescents, a curious and engaging history, language, and writing expert, and a thoughtful, kind human being. They appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of the humanities and want to support students to uncover the ideas and patterns throughout civilization. We know that's asking a lot! We're looking for an innovative, intellectual mentor for our students who loves teaching and learning humanities (the broader the better). We are best suited for educators who care deeply about adolescent development and are inspired to be a part of building a better holistic educational experience for adolescents.We're looking for someone who is:Strongly interested in co-creating a vibrant, loving school communityDedicated to contributing to an innovative online curriculumAn experienced (or deeply committed to learning) mentor, advisor, or coach of adolescents, dedicated to helping them explore their passions, learn to manage difficulties and embrace their giftsAn expert in the study and application of the history, writing, literaturePassionate about developing student problem-solving skills and mindsets and their ability to make connections to the real worldDeeply motivated to fostering autonomy and individuality of students and willing to personalize instruction and assessment significantly based on student needsHas significant experience and deep commitment to working with adolescentsAn excellent communicator in speech and writingCommitted to the idea of endless improvement personally and professionallyYou may or may not come from a traditional teaching background - you may have taught in alternative or innovative schools or programs. We are open to a range of backgrounds and experiences that align to our community and student aspirations. If you do come from a traditional education background, you're seeking to build something different, to take your teaching practice in innovative directions and to develop deep personal relationships with students and peers. If you have experience with Montessori pedagogy, please let us know in your cover letter.We strongly encourage and welcome people from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity and join our unique community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.About Us:The Academy of Thought and Industry is a Montessori-inspired middle and high school network. Our goal is to empower adolescents to become the authors of their own lives. We have a high-agency and high-accountability model that combines the rigor of a classical education with the individualized approach of a progressive approach. We are looking for guides who love their subject, and love working with teens. Guides who will strive with their students as growth-minded, ambitious, and compassionate partners.Our unique model includes a low student-to-teacher ratio (1:12 or less) and one-on-one coaching. Each guide also serves as a coach for a cohort of students, helping them grow and thrive. You will work with your coaches to set and achieve both academic and personal goals.These 5 core values form the basis of our school culture:The Pursuit of Knowledge: We pursue knowledge not as an academic exercise, but to improve our judgement and actions in the world.The Power of Agency: We believe that human beings, using their reason, judgment, and passion, are capable of leading self-directed lives of profound meaning and worth. We seek to develop and exercise our capacity to act with purpose, integrity, and conviction in pursuit of our aspirations.The Love of Work: Purposeful work is central to a life well-lived. In choosing our work, we direct our energies intentionally toward our goals, bring structure and focus to our lives, and reshape our worlds. Through cultivating our capacity for work, as well as our appreciation of the rewards of work well done, we develop a character capable of genuine effort and great achievement.The Joy of Community: We recognize the value of deep, honest relationships, and we offer others an authentic self that makes such relationships possible. We enliven and enrich each other through our choice to share norms, practices and expectations. In doing so, we experience the joy of belonging and develop a deep and abiding sense of love and responsibility for the communities we embrace.The Courage to Live Wholeheartedly: To fully engage with the world requires a tremendous amount of vulnerability and moral courage. In order to become our best selves, we bravely face our insecurities and have the courage to care deeply about our values.If you want to join a thriving and growing new school community, help revolutionize education, and bring out the best in your students and yourself, please apply below and include a detailed cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this role.

Keywords: Academy of Thought & Industry, Fort Lauderdale , Middle School Humanities Teacher, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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