Art of Teaching

How do we facilitate meaningful student-teacher interactions?

Professional Roles

  • Expert. Team members have expertise in a particular field of education or discipline and engage in professional development to remain at or reach the top of their field.

  • Global Citizen. Team members bring global experience to their work and embrace the perspectives of others.

  • Mentor. Team members guide student and team member learning and growth. As mentors, teachers meet one-on-one for regular goal-setting, monitoring, and support check-ins. Team members challenge and inspire students, and each other, by providing consistent, constructive feedback.

  • Curator. Team members gather and synthesize content, context, and concepts for learning.

  • Tutor. Team members offer one-on-one and small group mini-lessons to deepen conceptual understanding.

  • Project Designer. Team members create high quality and innovative projects for contextualized learning, in collaboration with colleagues and students.

  • Assessor. Team members review student work and progress and use data to assess students’ independence and to gauge progress on mastery of content.

  • Researcher. Team members adopt and develop best practices, contributing their own learnings and best practices to the larger education community.

  • Lifelong Learner. Team members are role models who exemplify lifelong curiosity and exploration.

     All Icon Teachers are required to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any subject area

  2. Three or more years of teaching experience

  3. Special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in subject taught