Department: Instructional team
Band: Teaching Faculty
Reporting Structure: HoS
Scope of Responsibilities:
1. The Sias International School Teacher is responsible for:
2. Demonstrating a sincere caring for students and their academic and personal welfare and seeking ways to celebrate their accomplishments;
- Demonstrating a wide variety of successful teaching strategies that meet individual student needs and abilities that
- Communicate learning objectives and assessment criteria to students in a clear, logical and sequentialmanner
- Effectively meet the learning needs of ALL students, including EAL and those with special learning needs
- Skillfully use verbal and non-verbal communications
- Create and utilize appropriate materials for instructional purposes
- Assess and adjust the classroom setting to provide for a variety of learning styles
- Draw from a variety of instructional resources to enhance lessons and ensure that lesson instruction andcontent is not driven by a textbook-based approach
3. Inspiring the best efforts and work by students by continually monitoring their work and:
- Setting high expectation standards that are appropriate for each student’s ability level
- Returning submitted work for assessment promptly
- Providing individual and group formative feedback on all assignments with that gives the students suggestionsfor improving learning and encouragement for further learning
- Motivating students to achieve beyond previous performance levels
4. planning and implementing classroom strategies that encourage student self-discipline, reinforce appropriate behavior, manage disruptive behavior constructively, and allow for grouping of students in the most efficient way to support learning objectives including being:
- Skillful in keeping students on the learning task
- Sdaptive, flexible and creative in situations that are caused by a variety of individual student needs
5. encouraging and modelling inter-cultural awareness and understanding.
6. recognizing the need for appropriate classroom humor and that the use of sarcasm has no place in a safe and caring classroom environment.
7. displaying competence and confidence in using Information & Communications Technology (ICT) for the purposes of:
- Enhancing classroom lessons using computer or mobile-devices
- Communicating appropriately and effectively with others in the Sias IS community, including students,parents, and school faculty and staff
- Seeking ongoing professional development opportunities
8. using school-based software consistently and appropriately to maintain updated curriculum, assessmentand student assignment records that are accessible by the students and the parents in each class;
9. providing leadership in curriculum and instructional development by:
- Acting as a role model, taking advantage of opportunities to learn from others and keeping abreast of developments related to teaching
- Promoting good working relationships with others through active leadership and sharing of ideas, materials and experiences
- Planning collaboratively with other teachers in the Sias IS faculty
10. promoting good rapport with students, staff, parents and community by:
- Respecting the confidentiality of student and staff concerns
- Keeping parents informed of their children’s progress continuously and more frequently than just in report cardsso that no parent is ever surprised at a report grade
11. establishing long-range classroom goals, instructional objectives and methods relevant to those objectives.
12. working cooperatively with colleagues in order to connect learning across subjects.
13. demonstrating accurate and up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
14. maintaining superior work attendance.
15. being self-motivated and assuming responsibility willingly.
16. being willing to expend effort and energy beyond the typical school day.
17. using Sias IS’s performance appraisal system as a means to improve student learning by focusing on one’s own professional development.
18. being prepared to undertake any other duties requested by the HOS – e.g. instructional coaching and mentoring; teacher induction, etc.
Required Experience, Training and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree with at least two years teaching experience
- Certification/licensure in teaching Chinese
- Experience teaching Chinese to students where Chinese is an additional language for them
- Experience teaching Chinese to students where Chinese is their native language
- Experience working with expatriate students
- Good English language skills (oral and written)
- A strong team player with good interpersonal skills
- A motivated person who shows initiative, reliability, leadership, and a strong professional work ethic
- Teaching experience with western pedagogy in accredited schools offering inquiry-based programs will be considered a strong asset.
- Additional Desired Qualifications:
- Previous experience teaching in an international school
- Previous experience teaching IB Chinese