Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sometimes a position announcement reaches out and grabs ahold of me

I'm certain that it appears I'm no longer actively seeking a school position

Not so; what I am doing is being much more selective in what position announcements I bother responding to. While I'm still called to teach, I also realize that I'm actually doing good where I am right now

Every once in a while, a position announcement reaches out and grabs me. I felt the grip of this one. The school
is seeking a high school English teacher for the 2008-09 school year (courses will probably include 9th grade, 11th grade, AP English, and Creative Writing). The successful candidate will join an exceptional team of teachers and work with curious, passionate, and capable students in grades nine through twelve. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in English and at least three years teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in project-based learning, the Writing Process, interdisciplinary teaching, differentiated learning, and innovative curriculum. The position also involves active participation in duties related to a residential community oriented high school (faculty meetings, advisory, evening and periodic weekend duty, and attendance at all-school events).

The school is enjoying maximum enrollment of 100 students (50 male, 50 female), 80% are residential students. Commitment to experiential education and project based learning.
I've written the academic dean, indicating my interest in the position. We'll see where it ends up.

Picture from this post is from Ojai Valley Photo Gallery.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Worth 25 minutes of your life



Hit the green button, and you'll feel as if you're at the conference.