7th-8th Grade Judaic Studies Teacher

Solomon Schechter Day School | Northbrook, IL, United States

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Posted Date 5/29/2024
Description

This position is for the 2024-2025 School Year.

Job Summary

To create a flexible middle-grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for middle-grade education according to each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members; to assist in school programs subject to the SSDS Mission which states:


“At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world. “

Reports To: Sager School 7-8 Principal

 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
 
A. Teaches Bible and Talmud to students, utilizing a course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
 
B. Participates in and is a role model during grade-level t’fillot (prayers).
 
C. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction adapting the curriculum to the needs of each student.
 
D. Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, collaboration, discovery, etc.
 
E. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction.
 
F. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
 
G. Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports and report cards.
 
H. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
 
I. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
 
J. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
 
K. Maintains professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities.
 
L. Collaborates with grade-level colleagues about curriculum and educational programming.
 
M. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids.
 
N. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day, as assigned.
 
O. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
 
P. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
 
Q. Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in all dimensions of effective teaching as defined by the Thoughtful Classroom framework, including: Organization, rules and routines; positive relationships; engagement and enjoyment; a culture of thinking and learning; preparing students for new learning; presenting new learning; deepening and reinforcing learning; applying learning; and reflecting on and celebrating learning.
Qualification Requirements
  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject from accredited university
  2. Illinois teaching certificate.
  3. Teaching experience is preferred
  4. Background knowledge of Jewish holidays, Jewish practices, and Bible/Talmud content.
Schechter is a great place to work! Come join us!
 
Salary45,000.00 - 60,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Teacher (Classroom)
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US
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