The Dalton School seeks a full-time Middle School 6th Grade Math Teacher and House Advisor for the 2018-2019 school year.
The ideal teacher enjoys inquiry and insights by a broad range of math learners and is familiar with curricular innovations to enhance math learning beyond traditional methods. The sixth-grade pre-algebra curriculum is a transition from the arithmetic-based curriculum of fifth grade to the beginning algebra presented in seventh grade. The course reinforces the computation, estimation and problem-solving skills necessary for a solid foundation in mathematics, while also exposing students to algebraic concepts and developing their abstract reasoning skills. Students extend their computational skills with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions to include operations with integers, exponents and rational numbers. They broaden and deepen their understanding of ratio, proportion and percent concepts, and they also use the language of algebra to write and solve equations. In sixth-grade math, long-term assignments are also incorporated into the curriculum, and these include a graphing project and the Stock Market Game. During the interdisciplinary Greek Festival, students research Greek temples and build scale models.
Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 6th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. House Advisors collaborate as an 6th grade team to develop House curriculum on grade-specific topics and community building programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining your experience with similar math content and previous work with math learners. The Dalton School actively seeks to forward equity and diversity in its programs and hiring. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH -- 6TH GRADE” in the subject line of your email.
Candidates should be passionate and knowledgeable about progressive mathematics education, problem-based learning and differentiation. The Dalton School is committed to integrating elements of transdisciplinary teaching and learning into its programs. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum that addresses the whole child and to improve pedagogy. Master degree in education or Mathematics strongly preferred, in addition to experience teaching similar math content.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 1008
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.