Teacher (Grades K-4)

TalentED Advisors - Dallas, Texas - Full time

Cultivate the leader in young men: With strong leadership, mentoring opportunities and valuable instruction, we provide the support for students to become the leaders they are meant to be.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

At Solar Preparatory School for Boys we work each day to prepare boys for success in a challenging, inspiring, and inclusive performance-based learning environment. It’s our mission to inspire boys across Dallas ISD to live and lead with passion and purpose. We live by the Solar Six:

  1. Curiosity: I ask questions and have a strong desire to learn and discover new things.
  2. Self Awareness: I reflect on my strengths and limitations and possess a sense of confidence and optimism
  3. Empathy: I listen and seek to understand the feelings of another.
  4. Humility: I act in a way that reflects a spirit of inclusion and respect for others.
  5. Leadership: I nurture abilities in myself and in others in order to have a positive impact on my school and community.
  6. Grit: I bounce back after failure and persist in the face of obstacles.

WHO WE ARE

At Solar Prep, instruction and culture is designed intentionally to meet the needs of boys and ensure educational equity for all. Solar Prep is an open-enrollment campus with scholars coming from across the city. We use a 50/50 socioeconomic diversity model to ensure that 50 percent of student enrollment is made up of economically disadvantaged scholars, and the other 50 percent is composed of non-economically disadvantaged scholars. We employ a weighted lottery to achieve this balance. As research has shown, the likelihood of a school’s overall success is considerably reduced when the student body exceeds 50 percent low-income. We also know that high-income scholars benefit from balanced diversity through interactions with a more diverse class of scholars, increasing their empathy and social abilities. At Solar Prep we work tirelessly to ensure that all scholars succeed in life, school and beyond.

TEACHING @ SOLAR PREP

At Solar Preparatory School for Boys, teachers will work collaboratively with scholars, parents, and staff to provide engaging, performance-based learning experiences designed to meet the needs of each boy, with a strong focus on STEAM and character development.

Teaching in a Solar Prep classroom requires not only foundational teaching skills, but also supplemental competencies to ensure that educators are ready, willing, and able to co-create cross-curricular, performance-based learning experiences. Teachers must also have competencies necessary to build a strong classroom and campus culture of social emotional support for boys from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. As a Responsive Classroom school we are also committed to a student-centered, social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline. You can find more about our teaching tools and technologies by visiting our website.

We are passionate about our model and pathways to create a sustainable excellence in public schools. We are looking for talented, innovative, motivated educators who:

  • Value intentional social and emotional leaning and strategically implement best practices to inspire our boys to build self-awareness about their emotions and actions.
  • Believe that building capacity and understanding about race and equity is necessary to provide a culturally responsive environment for all of our scholars and staff.
  • Prioritize our scholars’ growth and learning through our blended learning model and strategic, targeted instruction.
  • Challenge our boys to build leadership skills to fight for a better world for all. for every person.
  • Believe that incorporating project-based STEAM instruction makes learning relevant and prepares our boys for the 21st century.
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset, with a willingness to continually improve their competency by participating in professional growth and learning opportunities
  • Work autonomously and who are self-starters, able to take risks in a progressive school environment
  • Can work effectively with a diverse group of students and families

Teachers at Solar Prep are required to be able to demonstrate skill in the following, while be willing to work toward mastery:

  • Developing and implementing cross-curricular unit plans to reflect knowledge of individual student’s skills, language proficiency, backgrounds, cultures, interests, learning styles, and special needs, including needs of boys
  • Maintaining commitment to student-led exploration of content, selection of resources, and development of collaborative solutions and outcomes
  • Demonstrating extensive content expertise, prerequisite knowledge, and interdisciplinary content and deliver content with appropriate tools, language, and best practices for teaching boys
  • Measuring student mastery through checks for understanding and interim assessments and use data to adjust future instruction and/or reteach objectives based on data
  • Establishing relationships with families and community and use language that is respectful and non-judgmental when speaking about students, their families, and the community
  • Maximizing instructional time through efficient routines, seamless transitions, and positive behavior narration
  • Embracing the active nature of boys by incorporating movement and hands-on learning tools into the lessons
  • Maintaining high student motivation through a use of a variety of engagement strategies and goal setting with students
  • Maintaining a nurturing and safe classroom environment targeted to the needs of boys from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Proactively seeking and engaging in professional development and implementing new learning in the classroom.
  • Collaborating weekly with colleagues to plan lessons, discuss student needs, and seek feedback on instructional strategies
Current Vacancies: 
  • General Education Teachers (Grades K-4)
  • Bilingual Education Teachers (Grades 2-3)
  • Gifted & Talented Teacher (Grades K-4)
  • Maker Space Teacher (Grades K-4)

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