Teacher of Theory of Knowledge

Role summary:  We seek a full-time TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Teacher. TOK is a part of the core of the IB diploma and combines various areas of knowledge in an enquiry-based approach. EF Academy teachers are exceptional educators who create a stimulating and enriching high school experience for our diverse international student population which represents students from over 75 countries. They embrace EF's vision for preparing students for a future without borders and possess a proven track record of highly effective teaching. They are flexible, creative, knowledgeable, global minded and strive to be unforgettable. Teachers support the personal, social and academic development of students and contribute to extra-curricular clubs, service learning and/or sports programs.

Teacher Responsibilities:

Include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Plan and teach classes following the team-based IB curriculum for Theory of Knowledge.
  • Differentiate instruction and assessments for individual student needs and support the majority of students whose first language is not English.
  • Provide timely feedback to students and utilize a data driven approach to teaching and learning.
  • Use a wide range of technologies and creative teaching styles.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of assessments, attendance, planning, syllabus and reports.
  • Create course outlines and key vocabulary lists with the team for the TOK course.
  • Work cooperatively with other subject area teachers to plan interdisciplinary lessons and share resources. 
  • Develop assessment tasks using a wide range of formative assessment tools.
  • Plan and carry out experiential learning experiences for students which link to classroom learning.
  • Supervise students’ presentations appropriately.
  • Attend curriculum planning meetings, faculty meetings and department meetings.
  • Keep parents informed about student progress by writing academic progress reports.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the curriculum by reading current literature and syllabus updates and participating in professional development opportunities offered by the school. 
  • Maintain regular office hours and after school help for students.
  • Select and requisition materials and textbooks for each class in a timely manner. 
  • Participate in student induction week activities and student placement testing.
  • Compile bibliography of suggested reading for students for the academic year and summer.
  • Chaperone off campus events throughout the academic year and attend school wide   
  • Contribute to enhancing boarding school life for our students by supervising a club or coaching a sport.
  • Serve on committees that review school policies and procedures.
  • Promote positive school relationships, with regular communication to the guidance counselor.
  • Be enthusiastic and resourceful in creating meaningful learning experiences for high school students.
  • Be a positive and collaborative member of the school community in all interactions with colleagues and students.

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