AP Psychology Teacher - Vanke Meisha Academy - China
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AP Psychology Teacher - Vanke Meisha Academy - China

AP Psychology Teacher - Vanke Meisha Academy - China
Vanke Meisha Academy
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REPORTS TO: Dean of Academic Affairs; School Principal

JOB GOALS:

  • To instill in students a high regard for studying psychology in order to advance their understanding of the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings
  • To develop in each student an appreciation of and deep enduring understanding of how humans think and the way in which humans arrive at decisions or behaviors
  • To foster an appreciation in students that a fundamental knowledge of psychology is necessary for them to understand the complex mental processes that dictate human actions and this knowledge can be used to unlock behavioral patterns and opens the door for potential treatment of mind related disorders
  • To instill a desire in students to further investigate the wonders of science by applying their understanding of human behavior to numerous situations and use their knowledge in everyday life
  • To develop students’ mastery of the AP psychology content and to focus on applying their knowledge, critical thinking and reasoning skills in order to grasp the emotional drives behind human actions
  • To provide optimum opportunities for students to develop their communication skills by recording evidence of their research into the various theoretical approaches through verbal, written, and graphic presentations
  • To provide a rich advanced placement curriculum that encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in psychology and in their personal development

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uses the most recent AP Psychology Curriculum Framework to develop and deliver curriculum aligned to the fourteen major content areas in the framework
  • Builds lessons based on preparing students for college and career success which include exposing students to psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology
  • Designs units that advances students’ inquiry and reasoning skills as they engage in scientific methods to investigate questions, discover relationships between different variables, and arrive at conclusions
  • Creates student based lessons to explore ways to improve social interactions as well becoming more adept at recognizing and addressing emotional hardships, empathizing with those struggling with a difficult dilemma, and building stronger conflict resolution skills
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies such as demonstrations, discussions, lectures, presentations in order to assist students in developing logical, critical, and creative thinking skills, drawing conclusions, solving problems, achieving improved interpersonal relationships, and making value judgments
  • Uses formative assessments, and other types of multiple measures to assess student learning and make instructional decisions and adjustments
  • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds
  • Prepares students to successfully pass the AP Psychology exam
  • Collaborates with other teachers as required by administration
  • Maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly and productive classroom environment
  • Maintains professional competence through extended training
  • Participates in the AP Course Audit that confirms awareness and understanding of the curricular and resource requirements
  • Selects and uses appropriate textbooks, instructional aids, technology, and maintains required inventory records
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress
  • Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with academy guidelines
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the principal or the academy.
Posted: February 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Shenzhen , China
August 2018
1 Year Minimum
Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
Gr. 10, Gr. 11, Gr. 12
USD 3670 - 4520

Job Benefits

  • Monthly housing allowance of USD $730
  • Visa application assistance and reimbursement
  • Annual flight compensation
  • Airport Pickup
  • Monthly daycare reimbursement stipend
  • Retirement pay
  • Health and welfare benefits
  • Holiday travel allowance
  • International health insurance
  • Housing that meets western standards of comfort
  • Excellent bilingual support staff
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Chinese official holidays and many U.S. official holidays

Qualifications & Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
Bachelor
2 Years
Psychology or other social science preferred
  • Valid State Teacher Certification Granted by the Professional Teaching Standards Board
  • Bachelor’s Degree with major or minor in psychology highly preferred
  • At least one year of teaching psychology at the secondary level—three years preferred

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift and stand for prolonged periods; see to read fine print and for depth perception; use hands and fingers to perform tasks; speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate effectively.

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