Gantry View School is a K-8th grade independent school in the heart of Long Island City, NY. Our model and theoretical foundations are grounded in the widely accepted ideas put forward by John Dewey, Jerome Bruner, Lev Vigotsky, and other leading thinkers in the field of education. Gantry View is also committed to remaining current on the latest research regarding how children learn best, including the areas of how skills are scaffolded and what promotes retention of content over time. We specialize in the practical implementation of these ideas and findings so that they may inform the day-to-day learning experience of every child.
We are interviewing candidates for the position of ELA teacher to start immediately. Responsibilities include teaching the full range of ELA and accompanying critical thinking skills to about 40 K-8th grade children and will function as part of the school’s dedicated team of experienced educators.
Relevant qualifications include:
Experience in teaching English Language Arts to children across a range of grades.
Exceptional communication skills.
Creativity in teaching approaches
Openness to learning new strategies and approaches to teaching skill-building
Relating to children in developmentally appropriate ways, across a wide span of ages, including some with common learning challenges
Formal degree in English Language Arts education.
The teacher will oversee small groups (6-10:1 student-teacher ratio) of students who are working at different stages. Students alternate between working independently on their skill building (handwriting, phonics/reading, spelling, grammar, and, later on, style) and group activities that develop their writing abilities across genres, collaboration skills, and communication skills. We use standard curriculum resources supplemented with motivational projects and activities.
Medical, dental and vision insurances.