About the Secondary Social Studies Teacher Position
Roy & Dora Whitman Academy has adopted a paradigm for teacher performance based on the research done by Robert Marzano in his book, The Art and Science of Teaching (2009). The teaching role is divided into 4 domains, Classroom Strategies and Behaviors, Planning and Preparing, Collegiality and Professionalism, and Reflecting on Teaching and Learning. Teacher evaluations reflect performance in each of these areas.
During the year, the department heads or the mentor teacher will meet with teachers to help them understand how to meet expectations in each of the 4 domains. During pre-service orientation, teachers learn what is involved in each of the performance areas and receive training in how to write lesson plans, how to use the online data base (Renweb) and how to set up a classroom that is well managed and student centered.
Department heads and the Head of School are always happily available for advice and consultation for ideas on how to conduct creative, hands-on learning experiences for the students at every level. Getting involved in a professional learning community (PLC) provides support and ideas for how to grow in the teaching profession.
Position Start Date mid August
About Roy & Dora Whitman Academy
Roy and Dora Whitman Academy was established 1994 by ex-pat parents working in the Middle East who wanted to provide an affordable, quality education in English for their children. What began simply, has today grown into a fully accredited school serving around 175 students from more than 20 countries in grades 1-12. With such a diverse student body, the school has adapted its teaching to include various worldviews within an American curriculum base while integrating biblical principles throughout all its classes.
The school adopted a paradigm for teacher performance based on the research done by Robert Marzano in his book, The Art and Science of Teaching (2009). The teaching role is divided into 4 domains: Classroom Strategies and Behaviors; Planning and Preparing; Collegiality and Professionalism; and Reflecting on Teaching and learning. Teacher evaluations reflect performance in each of these areas.) Contact us to learn more about our school. Other benefits the school offers:
• Round-trip tickets
• Visa trip to the Holy Land (if needed for visa)
• Living allowance
• Residence permit (possibly