Middle School Spanish Teacher (Part-Time)
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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA

New Roads Middle School is seeking a part-time teacher to teach Spanish at the Middle School level.


  • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities

  • Will maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner.

  • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learning process.

  • Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged

  • Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, behavioral styles, and the need for physical movement

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to create interdisciplinary units that teach grade-level content knowledge and skills through spanish

  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and formative assessment

  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families cultures,values and needs.

  • Show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development.

  • Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student,both inside and outside of the class

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

  • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education.

  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community.

  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter,including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching in both subject areas

  • Desire to teach comprehension skills and building vocabulary in subject area

  • Knowledge of supporting the metacognitive skills and learning strategies to access the disciplines

  • Knowledge of how to teach students to use textbooks,as well as other resources and genres of literature, as a tool for teaching themselves and comprehending the material

  • Desire to collaborate across disciplines

  • Solid organization,communication and writing skills

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Understand theories related to middle school students’ developmental milestones and socio-emotional lives

  • Passion for teaching and understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles

  • Passion for personal and professional growth

  • B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Education or related field.

  • 3+ years teaching experience required