A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine
Center for Middle School - Teaching at Eaglebrook

Teacher Skills & Responsibilities

Skill Set
  • Belief in School Mission and Values
    • Appreciation for and interest in middle school students
    • Ability to model exemplary adult behavior and school values
  • Good Communication Skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Understanding of importance of prompt communication
  • Ability to Plan and Organize
    • Anticipate upcoming events
    • Balance demands of class preparation and planning and other responsibilities
    • Provide students with necessary structure to learn to organize themselves
  • Knowledge of Adolescent Behavior
    • Model mature, caring, and responsible adult behavior
    • Basic understanding of child development and psychology
    • Willingness to learn more about adolescent behavior
  • Knowledge of Subject Area
    • Understands and recalls important information in main area of teaching
    • Knowledge of appropriate level of content for middle school students
    • Willingness to learn more about areas in which assigned to teach
  • Knowledge of Adolescent Pedagogy
    • Understand range of ability for middle schools students in area of teaching
    • Basic understanding of how to develop differentiated lesson plans
    • Willingness to learn more about and employ good teaching practices
  • Approachability
    • Openness to helping students
    • Ability to create clear boundaries in teacher/ student relationship
  • Consistency
    • Ability to follow policies and procedures consistently
  • Cooperativeness
    • Willingness to take direction and apply it
    • Desire to work as part of a team and accept departmental decisions
Responsibilities
  • Active support of the school's Mission
    • Individualize approach to each student
    • Modeling of appropriate teacher conduct
    • Advocate for students
    • Individualize approach to each student
  • Teach Classes
    • Daily Class Preparation
      • Organize short and long terms class goals and lesson plans
      • Correct and return student work in a timely manner
      • Help coordinate make up work when student is absent
    • Communicate with advisers and parents on student progress
      • Emails and phone calls depending on situation
      • Write thoughtful complete class comments
      • Participate in meetings about students
    • Maintain appropriate classroom discipline
      • Maintain clear standards for behavior in classes
      • Assign appropriate consequences when standards are not met
      • Follow through with administrators and advisers about discipline issues
    • Model good practices
  • Read and apply information gained from memos and meetings
    • About students
    • About curriculum and routines
  • Communicate information gained from your own experience to others
    • Parents, administrators, and other faculty
  • Support and advise other faculty in the execution of their jobs
  • Help school and department develop sound age appropriate curriculum
  • Keep abreast of new developments in adolescent development and subject area
  • Anticipate events and workload, maintaining a personal calendar
  • Properly arrange necessary coverage for absences
  • Attend weekly Department and Full Faculty meetings
  • Manage paperwork (grades, grade book, student memos)
  • Participate in evaluation program
A teacher’s immediate supervisor for matters related to academics is his or her department chair.