Spanish Teacher

Location
Hartford, Connecticut
Posted
Mar 11, 2021
Grade Level
High School
Job Type
Full-Time

Position Summary: A Spanish teacher at Forman develops in students a love of language, curiosity about different cultures, and a facility with reading, writing, and oral expression in Spanish. The ideal candidate aims to develop in students a functional level of fluency at a minimum, with the goal that many students will advance to more sophisticated levels of expression and understanding. S/he should be forward thinking in their pedagogical outlook and interested in the entire educational process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a positive and dynamic learning environment for the acquisition of an additional language and the understanding of different cultures
  • Develop in students an appreciation of the value of learning Spanish
  • Support students in all levels of language acquisition, differentiating instruction based upon student need and experiences
  • Utilize a diverse array of activities, materials, media, and techniques to create a rich educational experience
  • Ability to develop curricula that provides a robust experiential learning experience for students and immerses them in contemporary hispanophone and latinx culture
  • Ability to design a program that emphasizes oral literacy and speech comprehension in the early stages of language acquisition and builds upon this knowledge as students become more skilled
  • Willingness to facilitate a hybrid teaching model utilizing Spanish tutors in remote locations
  • Ability to collaborate with teachers across disciplines to develop interdisciplinary curriculum and projects
  • Fosters an environment in which students learn to think critically and independently
  • Provides consistent, timely, and constructive feedback in both writing and verbally
  • Communicates effectively with a variety of different constituencies in writing and verbally
  • Demonstrates patience and empathy with adolescents and focuses on fully developing well-rounded individuals
  • Implements best practices to support the needs of diverse learners
  • Serves the needs of the students through residential, extracurricular, and co-curricular programs. Individual duties may vary but will likely include the following:
  • Primary or relief dorm parent
  • Advisor
  • Coach two athletic or extracurricular activities if not a primary dorm parent
  • Chaperone weekend activities as part of a rotating duty schedule
  • Assist in clubs and/or various school activities/programs

Other Expectations: This position is a member of a boarding school faculty. Candidates should be interested in contributing outside of the classroom and becoming fully involved in the student life program. Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of School life.

JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of language teaching experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Student-centered educator, skilled in facilitating student discussion and collaboration
  • Experience in curriculum design and innovative teaching practices
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively in a variety of formats
  • Strong verbal skills
  • Experience with working with students with different learning styles
  • Ability to engage parents and create healthy relationships with students

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