New York, New York
Uncommon AP Psychology Teachers work in department teams to push students towards being self-guided learners. Our teachers become experts in their course content and have a keen sense of how to motivate and inspire high school students. AP Psychology classes aim to empower students’ voices and develop them into life-long learners by emphasizing textual analysis, analytical writing, and discourse. At the conclusion of high school, students are prepared for academic autonomy and college preparatory work.
You’ll teach a curriculum that prioritizes analysis of Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology in preparation for collegiate level coursework.
You’ll facilitate student-led discourse, where students grapple with open-ended guiding questions, engage in peer to peer debate, and synthesize arguments.
You’ll guide students to understand the author’s claim and the power of sourcing while developing the skills of argumentation, corroboration, and inquiry.
You’ll build an inclusive and safe environment where students are empowered to use their voices to express evidence-based opinions and perspectives.
You’ll work with the other departments to determine academic and engagement goals for students.
2. Data Analysis
You’ll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
You’ll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.
3. School Culture
You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child’s learning needs.
You’ll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
You’ll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
You’ll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.