Teacher Job Description
The following expectations for teachers at Calvin Christian School are also part of your job description and the standards by which you and the principal will measure your growth as a Christian teacher:
In faithful living you are expected to
- be committed to obeying Christ, your Redeemer.
- have a regular and active devotional life.
- practice love, joy, patience, kindness, self-control, gentleness, faithfulness, truthfulness.
- model biblical principles in making choices.
- be humble in spirit but bold in Christ-like practice.
- be conscientious and responsible.
In instructional planning you are expected to
- translate the school's curriculum maps into specific objectives for lessons suitable to the age level and developmental needs of your students.
- select and use curricular materials and plan teaching-learning experiences that help each student achieve the stated objectives.
- plan units that help students see wholeness and relevance in learning.
- plan lessons that connect biblical principles to concepts about God's world.
- plan a variety of teaching strategies to match the learning styles of the students.
- choose content that helps students see the variety and the integrity of God's creation.
- select in advance the means of assessment to measure students' learning for a lesson or unit.
In teaching a class you are expected to
- use class time well with activities that engage students' attention and have a clear purpose.
- give clear directions and well-organized examples and explanations.
- listen carefully to students' ideas and apply them to the lesson.
- use questions and explanations that promote clear thinking and awe in students.
- show interest and wonder in all learning through gestures, body movement, and voice inflection.
- compose useful analogies to connect what students are learning to what they have already learned.
In relating with students you are expected to
- establish a climate of love and care.
- define responsible Christian behavior for students, including guidelines and consequences for good and bad behavior in the classroom.
- help students learn self-discipline through appropriate encouragement, correction, chastening, and counseling.
- provide organized learning that helps students support and learn from each other.
In professional growth you are expected to
- take responsibility for all tasks related to the classroom, parent communication, and, to some extent, the broader school community.
- keep current in scholarship on teaching, the purposes of Christian education, and your subject area.
- work constructively with colleagues and administration by contributing ideas and listening to the ideas of others.
- articulate in writing and speaking how your Christian faith integrates with your teaching.
In community relations you are expected to
- communicate regularly with parents about their child's progress and needs.
- celebrate Christian education in the broader community.
- seek contributions from community members in educating the school's students.
- participate actively in the community, especially the church community.
- model love for Christ and students beyond the school day and campus.