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Mathematics Teacher, Grades 6-7

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Secondary Division (São Paulo)

Position: Mathematics Teacher, Grades 6-7

Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Start: July 2020

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

Avenues is a World School offering a truly global education. We started in New York City six years ago, opened in São Paulo in August 2018, in Shenzhen China in 2019, and will be expanding to other of the world’s leading cities in the years ahead. We believe in teaching and learning through language immersion in English and challenging interdisciplinary projects. We create a culture of creativity, and deep collaboration, and utilize state-of-the-art technology throughout. We hire brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, and together we create a unique educational experience. We provide unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.

DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION

Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. At Avenues, no one teaches on an island. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.

WHAT YOU DO

Math teachers at Avenues ensure that students act as mathematicians every day. At the heart of mathematics learning is student discourse, which is still being developed in sixth and seventh grade. Through inquiry activities, group problem sets, discovery work, projects and other engaging activities, students learn to speak and communicate mathematically while building understanding and skills that prepare them for higher level study. As a math teacher at Avenues, you will:

  • Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction to address individual needs
  • Build a learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
  • Collaborate intensively with colleagues to continually deepen student learning
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families

WHAT YOU BRING

Math teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:

  • A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
  • Strong content knowledge: at minimum, a bachelor's degree or equivalent study in mathematics
  • Pedagogy that engages all students in interesting, meaningful and challenging work
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
  • Some past teaching experience preferred, with strong evidence of student learning

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities, like a well-defined career pathway and chances to teach abroad
  • The thrill of a start-up, in an organization with a proven track record of results
  • Frequent feedback and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning
  • The chance to impact education by demonstrating what's possible
  • Competitive compensation and greater rewards for growing your impact
  • A beautiful and uplifting school environment

TO APPLY

First, read about Avenues: The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you: www.avenues.org/sp.

Apply through this link: . Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues São Paulo would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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