Sample Teacher Job Description

Job Description

At [SchoolX], we believe teachers are integral to preparing students for the world. We’re looking for an experienced [SubjectX] teacher to plan, organize, and implement an approved curriculum in a learning environment that encourages students to develop their fulfill their academic potential. Our ideal candidate will tailor educational plans to help all students develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. S/He should be passionate about the subject they teach, their students, and their job, with a desire to make real connections based on mutual respect and trust. Above all, the goal is to cultivate a learning experience that is organized, meaningful, and enjoyable.

Objectives of this Role

  • Foster interdisciplinary learning, teaching, and instruction according to national curriculum standards, and the educational needs and abilities of individuals and groups of students
  • Create a classroom culture that is welcoming, positive, and devotes the majority of time to instruction rather than discipline
  • Plan, prepare, and teach lessons, promoting the general progress and well-being of individual students and groups of students
  • Drive outstanding student achievement for all students in your classroom and support colleagues in driving student achievement school-wide
  • Communicate, cooperate, and consult with school staff, and parents/guardians in the students’ best interest
  • Build knowledge by attending continuing education seminars

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Utilize a wide variety of teaching methods to create differentiated opportunities for deep understanding for all learners, including students with special needs
  • Create and distribute educational supports, including reading material, activities, homework assignments, sharing lessons in a comprehensive manner, using visual/audio accompaniments to facilitate interactive learning
  • Assess and evaluate student growth; creating action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Assess, record, and report on development, progress, and behavior of students, issuing grades, progress reports, and report cards
  • Plan, execute, and chaperone educational in-class, and outdoor activities and events
  • Collaborate with the Learning Specialist, School Counselor, Assistant Principal, and Principal in providing students with academic and social support, and attend family/support meetings as needed

Skills and Qualifications

  • Teaching degree, or in a degree in a specialized subject with a certificate in education
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices and legal guidelines, and willingness to adhere to the school’s procedures and policies
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Can pass a background check
  • Creative, positive, and energetic disposition
  • Proficiency in CPR

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in or capability to coach sports, or advise other student groups
  • Proficient with technology, including audiovisual devices/aides, projectors, and other adaptations
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