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The Middle School Latin teacher fosters a dynamic and inclusive learning environment focused on innovative teaching practices and student engagement. The individual is also expected to actively support students, creating a positive classroom environment, and adjust teaching methods to support diverse learning styles as needed. This position primarily involves instructing courses in Latin, providing students with a profound understanding of classical languages, literature, and cultures. This role requires the development and ongoing review of curriculum and course materials.

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 Teaching

  • Create and implement a curriculum for 2-3 Middle School Latin courses and 1-2 Upper School Classics courses emphasizing student engagement while fostering a deep appreciation for classical languages.
  • Teach a range of courses from introductory Latin and Greek to seminar-style literature electives.
  • Create a student-centered learning atmosphere that facilitates students’ mastery of classical languages, using both a reading method and grammar/translation curriculum.
  • Maintain a positive classroom environment that encourages student participation and discussion.
  • Adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments in Classics education, trends, and innovations, and incorporate these into the program.
  • Learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education; incorporate related principles when designing curriculum, teaching, and engaging with students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop inter-departmental and cross-disciplinary projects and initiatives, including collaborating with the upper school division on curriculum and instruction related to Latin.
  • Actively support students, providing mentorship and academic guidance.
  • Assess and evaluate student performance through assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Generate timely and comprehensive comments for each student, providing a well-rounded perspective on their academic performance.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues regarding academic progress.

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