Middle School Math Teacher | Edina Campus
Avail Academy, a Christian School in Minneapolis, is seeking a dynamic middle school math teacher at our Edina campus.
Our ideal candidate is someone who:
- Loves God and loves children.
- Creates engaging learning activities to meet a variety of student needs.
- Collaborates effectively and positively with students, parents, and fellow staff members
- Recognizes, celebrates and encourages the gifts of others.
- Is uniquely qualified to team pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry to middle school age students.
- Has a passion for Christian schools and nurturing students in their faith.
Demonstrate love and service to God:
- Express specific knowledge of the Bible and its application in the classroom.
- Practice daily devotions of prayer, reading of God’s Word, and meditation.
- Give Christian service to others both within and outside the school.
- Model and exemplify Christian walk in speech and actions.
- Submit to authority out of obedience to Christ.
- Encourage the concept of discipleship, stewardship, and service for students.
Exhibit love for students:
- Treat each child as uniquely gifted by God for the purpose of serving others (I Peter 4:10).
- Show through actions that each child is made to reflect God himself.
- Discipline/Disciple all students fairly out of love for them.
- Encourage all students persistently.
- Guide all students in helping other students learn.
- Provide an atmosphere where students will support and learn from each other.
- Evaluate students’ progress in learning with announced criteria fairly applied.
Establish Christian professional competence and growth:
- Show a strong knowledge of learning theory and curriculum design and develop your own professional growth plan.
- Construct and use courses, units, and lessons to integrate faith and learning within the Teaching for Transformation framework.
- Select materials and lesson design that specifically carry out the goals derived from the school’s mission statement.
- Use evaluation instruments that match the school’s goals and specific objectives. These instruments should allow each child to effectively show what he/she has learned, and help students meet high expectations for learning.
- Show interest and wonder in all learning through gestures, body movement, and voice inflection.
- Maintain open, positive communication with parents, administrators, and peers.
- Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
- Use “differentiated” teaching methods/techniques to effectively administer to the needs of all students in the classroom.
- Be punctual and dependable in order to meet the needs of your students and fellow teachers.
Communicate effectively according to Biblical and quality teaching standards:
- Speak clearly, honestly, and with great concern for the audience.
- Compose useful analogies to connect what students are learning to what they have already learned.
- Relate stories of God’s faithfulness, personal and communal, with clarity and enthusiasm.
- Vary the means (visual, audible, tactile) and language (abstract, concrete, metaphorical, etc.) depending on the subject and the needs of all children.
- Encourage each child’s expression, and help students to adopt biblical principles for making choices.
- Model awe for the destructive power of sin and God’s restoration of creation and human beings.
Build Christian Community within and outside the school:
- Give help to fellow teachers and support staff.
- Communicate regularly with parents about their child’s progress and needs.
- Assist students beyond the classroom: playground, hallways, personal guidance, etc.
- Meet with staff members to listen, learn, worship, (staff devotions) and exchange advice for helping students meet the goals of the school.
- Be an active participant and meet regularly with your grade level team (PLC).
- Provide a classroom atmosphere (displays, warmth, the arrangement of furniture, etc.) that fosters Christian community.
- Participate actively, celebrate, and promote Christian education in the community.
- A faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life.
- At least a BA degree from an accredited college or university.
- A Minnesota state teaching certificate. If your teaching certificate is from another state, applicant must be willing to work on attaining their Minnesota teaching certificate in the subject/level for which you were hired.
- Active member of an evangelical Christian Church.
- Demonstrate ability to teach students well at the middle school level.
- Training and qualifications to teach pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry along with specific STEM-related courses.
Interested candidates should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Letter of application
- Names and contact information for three references
- Faith statement
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