Teacher – French Middle School, High School
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Category (cf Policy 5.101): Teacher
Reports to: Principal
Department: Secondary School
IST Foundational Documents
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.
All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global.
They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence. Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.
All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.
Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are:
Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our
Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of success.
Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and
Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied
Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our
IST Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values. This plan is focused on three aims.
1. Personalized Learning:
Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning
2. Engaged Community:
Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses
3. Ensured Sustainability:
Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
Align governing models with best practice
Summary of the Role
The Teacher is responsible for carrying out the professional duties of a teacher, as circumstances may require and in accordance with the school’s policies, under the direction of the Director. Teachers at IST place student learning as their highest priority. They are responsible for ensuring effective learning in a context in which students feel understood, safe and confident. Teachers use an inquiry based approach, while following the MYP and DP curricular programmes. Teachers support a diverse range of learning needs, and actively promote international-mindedness. In short, teachers are responsible for “challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world.”
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Experience: 2+ years’ teaching experience
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and relevant teaching Masters degrees are preferred.
Teacher Certification Required
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
Educational leader and outstanding teacher
Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams
Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders
Expert knowledge of IB Standards and Practices, and expert knowledge of the DP curriculum framework
Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
Integrity and confidentiality
Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
Internationally minded, emotional intelligence
Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing
The primary responsibilities for Teacher at Secondary School will be:
Planning and Organization: Teachers will display developed planning and organizational skills.
Construct written units and lesson plans to guide
Develop new methods and materials to meet changing curriculum needs
Plan cooperatively with the instructional team on a regular
Instructional Techniques: Teachers will demonstrate the use of a variety of teaching methods that support and exemplify the values of the PYP/MYP/DP.
Convey instructional benchmarks/assessment criteria/guidelines to students and display them in the
Display a thorough understanding of typical developmental characteristics of the taught age group.
Use a variety of instructional methods, and differentiate effectively to facilitate different learning styles and
PYP: Display an understanding of inquiry and model the inquiry
Actively review, reflect and revise subject units (Units of Inquiry/Unit Planners/DP units of study) for
Establish high, but attainable, learning expectations that are clear to
Effective Communication: Teachers will use effective personal and professional communication skills.
Set an example and encourage socially acceptable behaviour eg: correct usage of language and manner.
Maintain a professional and positive tone in both oral and written communication with children, colleagues and
Use appropriate writing for school communications, editing as
Provide free and easy communication between home and school using class webpage, newsletters, linkbooks, diaries, email, phone call
Classroom Management and Organisation: Teachers will maintain a positive and stimulating classroom environment through effective classroom management skills.
Actively engage children in learning activities
Manage student discipline and classroom routines consistently and
Maintain an orderly learning
Maintain a positive social and emotional tone in the
Establish high, but attainable, behavioural expectations that are clear to
Provide engaging, dynamic and student-centred classroom
Assessment and Reporting: Teachers will use a wide variety of appropriate student assessments.
Assess skills and concept understanding frequently and appropriately for different developmental levels and learning
Maintain clear assessment
Use student input to create rubrics whenever possible and assist students in appraising their own work.
Professional Responsibilities: Teachers will display a professional attitude and ethic.
Consistently meets the IST Norms of Collaboration, school and IB responsibilities, deadlines and working
Seek professional development opportunities and willingly share professional knowledge with colleagues.
Actively participates in faculty meetings, in-service presentations, assemblies and school
Communicates and plans in a positive, collaborative
Dresses in a professional manner according to the IST dress
Contributions to the Wider Life of the School: Teachers will contribute to the wider life of the school.
Supervise students outside of the classroom in an active
Work with the administration to help foster a positive school
Contribute to school initiatives, such as working committees, extra-curricular activities, assemblies, school events
Perform any other duties as designated by the Principal
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021