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Middle School Physical Education Teacher

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Explore Schools
location
Brooklyn, New York, Northeast, USA
Start date
Ongoing
1 year
1
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher, University Graduate
  • Bachelor

Who you are

You are an educator with experience teaching grades K-5 and/or 6-8. You are ready to lead a classroom and excited to work closely with students in a 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio for middle school or 30:1 student-to-teacher ratio for elementary. You prioritize student engagement, critical thinking, and relationship building in the classroom. You have demonstrated that you are a reflective practitioner willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of your students, and are committed to doing the work to educate the whole child. 

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Relentless grit: exceptional level of patience and focus to overcome challenges, and achieve results
  • Strong classroom management skills: you can set high expectations in the classroom and keep scholars engaged
  • Physical education content knowledge
  • Exceptional communication skills: you shine in front of the classroom and through written and verbal communication
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Classroom teaching experience required; 2 years preferred
  • New York State Teaching Certification, preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferred 

Benefits and perks

  • Explore staff enjoys a competitive salary and benefits, generous vacation-including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect: 
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals 
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition 
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication 
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment 

Who we are

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers.  As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. 

 

What we believe 

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.

 

What you'll do

  • As a Physical Education Teacher you will lead classrooms of students be expected to manage the following daily:
  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
  • Create thoughtful and engaging unit and lesson plans daily
  • Participate in creating, revising, administering, and grading assessments
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Provide tutoring to small student groups as required
  • Collaborate with colleagues across content areas and grade levels
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings including PLCs, grade-level meetings, and PD sessions
  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences as needed, as well as on-going parent communication
  • Ensure the safety of students at all times
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities 
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture 

 

Location

Explore is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This role is based in one of our 8 schools. In-person work is required.

 

Equal opportunity employer

Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers.  As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.
 

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We envision a pathway to equity that features outstanding curriculum and instruction as well as ample opportunities for students to achieve success in and out of the classroom. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.

 

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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