This is a once in lifetime opportunity to help build a world class innovative educational institution. LEAF Academy is looking for an Innovative Economics Teacher. You would be teaching AP Economics in Upper School. This subject is taught in two modules of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. You would cover both of them.
A passion for start-ups and entrepreneurship is also welcome as is experience in having your own business.
We consider ourselves to be a community of learners where the learning happens for all parties concerned. Our lessons are student-centred and focus on developing students’ own thinking strategies and quality questioning. We use visible thinking techniques and other innovative teaching approaches that allow adaptation to different students’ needs. Learners focus on their individual growth that is recorded in an assessment that stems from competency-based rubrics. Students are encouraged to reflect on their work as well as the work of the teacher and to make connections to real life.
Besides of other responsibilities she/he is responsible for:
advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary
residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend duties in the dormitory
Working with teenagers/young adults
Teaching experience at high school or university
Passion for LEAF Academy’s mission and alignment with the LEAF values
Proactive and entrepreneurial mindset coupled with preference for teamwork
Organized, problem-solver, self-starter
Willing to mentor and guide students
Capable of working well under pressure
Sense of humor and ability to deal with ambiguity