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Math Teacher (Grades 6-8) - Leave Replacement

New York, New York, United States
Upper Division (NYC)

Position: Math Teacher, Upper Division

Location: New York, NY

Start: February 2020

Why Teach at Avenues?

There is no place quite like Avenues.  We are a top-tier school in New York City that offers a truly global education, one that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades.  Our faculty bring widely diverse experiences, but we are all committed to creating a unique educational experience together.  We foster a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship, and deep collaboration. We teach and learn through challenging interdisciplinary projects.  And we offer unparalleled possibilities for professional learning prospects around the globe.

Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution

Collaboration isn't a buzzword here--it's woven into everything we do. We have built substantial time to collaborate into our schedule. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other, and seeking to improve.

What You’ll Do

Math teachers at Avenues ensure that students act as mathematicians every day. In grades 7-12, Avenues embraces a problem-based mathematics pedagogy and curriculum. Math is learned through student-centered discussion in which students share ideas, present solutions, reflect on mistakes, and master mathematical concepts through working out problems together. Teachers facilitate discourse in class to guide and inspire students to develop deeper understanding of the mathematics, while at the same time empowering them to be their own mathematical voice.

More broadly, all teachers at Avenues:

  • ensure students achieve key learning outcomes and target instruction to address individual student needs
  • co-construct with students a classroom environment that establishes high standards, fosters a sense of belonging, and upholds our values of welcome, safety, and respect
  • practice cultural competence in the classroom and workplace
  • inspire trust and confidence among families through regular, proactive communication
  • contribute to the broader community of our NYC campus and global network

What You’ll Bring

Math teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:

  • several years of math teaching experience and a track record of student learning
  • strong content knowledge, with at least bachelor's or equivalent study in mathematics
  • experience with problem-based pedagogy and curriculum or a strong background of learning and deep belief  in PBL
  • familiarity with authentic assessment practices in problem- or project- based learning 
  • interest in continual and collaborative professional development work on pedagogical practices and curriculum reform - including but not limited to daily/weekly discussions with colleagues regarding the PBL curriculum, classroom visitation,  discussion of student work, etc.
  • commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • a strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student

To Apply

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website at http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Make sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter with your application explaining how you meet the criteria.

Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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