Science Teacher

REPORTS TO: Department Chair
Building Principal
Required Experience or Training
Valid Illinois Professional Educators License with Science Endorsement
Desired Experience or Training
Master's Degree; Previous high school teaching experience POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD
Teach to prescribed outcomes and goals
Use instructional methods that improve student achievement
Assign and evaluate appropriate student work
Involve students in learning
Make effective use of entire class period
Use appropriate school support and resource materials
Convey to students learning goals and the importance of material learned
Be clear in explanations and directions
Provide continuity in learning activities
Challenge students by using appropriate questioning strategies
Speak clearly, audibly, and fluently
Adjust the teaching pace to assure maximum student understanding
Provide appropriate remedial and/or enrichment material whenever necessary
Communicate high expectations for student performance
Establish a positive and safe learning environment
Revise lesson plans as needed
Plan instructional examples, illustrations, and time for questions into lessons
Address different styles of learning by employing a variety of instructional techniques and materials
Be creative and innovative in the use of curricular and instructional materials
Demonstrate command of subject areas crucial to instructional effectiveness
Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary instructional research related to the subject area and to the teaching of diverse students
Remain current in the assigned content area and in the profession
Demonstrate enthusiasm about subject matter
Develop, communicate, and enforce a set of classroom rules, policies, procedures, and expectations which are consistent with school and department policies and with learning outcomes
Monitor student behavior for compliance with classroom rules
Reinforce/reward appropriate social and academic behavior
Respond to behavior problems quickly and appropriately
Have necessary material and equipment available and ensure their appropriate use and care
Provide and distribute necessary classroom materials in an orderly and efficient manner
Interact with students in ways which are respectful and friendly, and which reflect an understanding of cultural differences
Provide students feedback on their knowledge and skill
Use effective methods to manage student behavior
Participate in review and updating of curricular programs
Perform promptly the responsibilities stipulated in Board of Education policies and administrative procedures
Adhere to all personal absences procedures and provides appropriate plans and materials for use by the substitute
Model and enforce classroom and school rules, policies, and procedures; exemplify the district's mission and beliefs
Be punctual in arrival times to the building, to classes, and to meetings
Report promptly student behavior, attendance, and performance to family or guardians and when necessary, refer students to appropriate school personnel; stay in regular communications with parents.
Cooperate with other educational personnel
Implement recommendations made in the evaluation and supervisory process

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