Bank Street School for Children Lower School Midday Teachers, Preschool - First Grade classrooms Start Date: ASAP / while posting is up Schedule for Midday Teachers: Part-time, daily (3-4 hours/day, up to 20 hours/week) Pay Rate: $20.00/hour
Job Summaries: The Midday Teacher will provide classroom coverage while the head and associate teachers take turns going on their breaks and/or receiving time for prep. To do this, the Midday Teacher supports some of the daily classroom routines for a class, which might include transitions, work time, lunch, rest, and other activities according to the age-group and weekly schedule. Responsibilities can include setting up materials for children to use, preparing for snack and lunch, cleaning up from snack and lunch, and possibly working with small groups of children.
The Midday Teacher's responsibilities might include but are not limited to: Participate as a member of a collaborative, cooperative classroom teaching team - sharing information and strategies to sustain a healthy classroom community Work cooperatively with teachers to support and foster age-appropriate activities during specials, lunch, rest, and work times Build relationships with students so they treat each other well and stay on task Use classroom management skills to periodically run and support an energetic classroom of children Support students in moving safely through the hallways and in and out of the building during various times of the day Participate in specials, including music, movement, gym, or library, and during these classes, actively support children and specialist teachers in ways that the classroom teachers and the specialist teacher help identify Abiding by school regulations for health and safety during the 2023-2024 school year. All teachers help build a collaborative, cooperative, and reflective approach to working as a classroom teaching team.
Qualifications: High School diploma required and Bachelor's degree preferred Experience managing and working in a classroom and teaching children preferred (experience working with young children a plus) Experience with progressive education preferred Willingness to collaborate and work as part of a team, as well as develop skills in working with individual children, small groups, and the whole class
*This is a one-year position for the 2023-2024 school year. Please submit your cover letter and resume to apply for this opportunity.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.