The Adjunct Teacher position is a part-time role for professionals eager to teach students in specific subject areas. Bennett Day School is looking for educators who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will participate actively in the teaching and learning process with students. Reporting to our Director of Upper School, adjunct teachers will be a part of a unique and growing school looking to change the way students experience school.
For the 21-22 School Year, we are specifically looking for progressive math teachers who would be available to teach during the following times:
Monday, Thursday: 2:15-3:45 and Wednesday 10:30-12 (Starting 11/29)
Adjunct Teachers are expected to teach a seminar in their area of expertise over the course of 12 weeks (one trimester). This would be considered “traditional” teaching, in the sense that the course will operate much like any high school or college course. The delivery of the seminar will require a mixture of meetings with the class 4 times per week, with each class period running 60-75 minutes. These meeting times can serve as:
Time to give direct instruction.
Time to lead Harkness discussions or small group projects
Time for clarification based upon common questions that have been received during the week or questions students currently have.
Time to work on activities with students to reinforce student knowledge.
A typical week would include meeting with students during required times, providing feedback to and assessment of each student, answering student questions in a timely manner, and managing online elements of the course.
Adjunct teachers will also be asked to assess students based on specific demonstrations of skills mapped to our competency-based system. If you are unfamiliar with competency-based learning, here is an article that explains it. We do not use A-F letter grades.
Bennett Day is part of the Mastery Transcript Consortium and expect teachers to assess students on skills prioritized by the school on a regular basis without giving letter grades or offering points for assignments.
The Salary: $50/hour of instruction
Expected Hours Per Week: 10-12
STRONGLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience designing learning experiences
Interest in the Science of the Adolescent Brain/Learning Science
Working knowledge of the field of design in education, especially design and systems thinking
Working knowledge of one additional language (desired, but not required)
Knowledge of progressive education practices, such as Harkness seminars
Experience in or commitment to quality teaching of mathematics
Commitment to teaching in a competency-based learning programs
Commitment to the continual development of one’s cultural competence
Commitment to ongoing professional development
1 year experience working with adolescents (ages 13-17) in an education setting
Commitment to attend the virtual on-boarding process so as to become acquainted with Bennett Day’s methods and mission
Bennett Day School is a new PreK-12 independent school in the heart of Chicago. Currently operating grades PreK, JK, SK, and First, Bennett Day School is founded with progressive roots. A fundamental and driving force behind our Reggio Emilia-inspired program is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring and discovering. We are committed to advancing creativity, leadership and a love of learning for students and teachers.