Upper School Global History Teacher
Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA
Beaver Country Day School—an independent day school located just outside of Boston, serving grades 6-12—seeks a creative, innovative, and forward-thinking Upper School Global History Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. This full-time position will report directly to the Head of the Global History and Social Sciences Department and the Director of the Upper School.
About Our School & Our People:
We are not your typical independent school. Education is not traditionally seen as forward-thinking. But that’s not the case at Beaver. We welcome change and seek feedback to improve continuously. Our “Launch, Test, Refine” mindset promotes flexibility, risk-taking, open-mindedness, and innovation. Our business provides a future-focused education rooted in real-world context and experience; our clients are our students.
The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.
- Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience. We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.
- Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.
- Our mindset is to make excellent mistakes, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer, and that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers.
- Our values include collaboration, partnership, and creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and a steadfast commitment. It is never “done,” and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students to feel a sense of belonging, they must see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming.
- Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly; we need people who are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together.
Approach to teaching and learning:
The successful candidate will have a commitment to:
- Aligning the work to the BVR Mindset and New Basics is critical to the Beaver Student Experience
- A future-focused education with an understanding of the complexity and ever-changing nature of the world our students are inheriting
- Understanding how teaching and learning are changing and how practices should adapt
- Student-centered, culturally proactive, and responsive pedagogy in which all students are met where they are and see themselves represented and valued
About the Position:
Beaver Country Day School seeks an Upper School History Teacher to teach grades 9-12.
Competitive candidates will demonstrate the following skills and mindsets:
- Willingness and ability to design and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of our students
- Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area
- Content expertise (current courses)
- Knowledge in differentiated instruction and assessment
- Collaborate on and implement innovative pedagogical initiatives that focus on student-first, hands-on, experiential learning
- Willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom
- Particular attention will be given to candidates with experience teaching both History and English, or Humanities
- Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Global History and Social Sciences Department on innovative curriculum development, project-based learning, and assessment
- Develop daily lesson planning with clear objectives and learning targets that facilitate active learning
- Utilize technology to enhance instruction and student learning
- Post resources, feedback, and assignments to LMS in a timely manner
- Collaboration with and open to learning from members of teacher teams within the department
- Communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents/guardians
- Provide frequent, constructive, objective, and prompt feedback to students
- Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
- Actively participate in professional learning opportunities
- Remain knowledgeable of current instructional and curriculum trends
- Seek and constructively use professional feedback
- Model organization and preparation to meet all professional responsibilities reliably
- Advise 7-9 students
- Help create and facilitate a multi-day learning experience during our intersession period
Additional things to know:
- Generous Benefits (Health, Dental, and more). For more information, visit our website.
- Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as coffee and snacks.
- Free parking and close to the MBTA Green Line D.