Progressive Educator | Greenfields Academy

Are you convinced that the way we are educating children has to fundamentally change?

Do you have the patience needed to allow students to experience and learn from failure?

Are you prepared to inspire a generation to tackle the challenges that lie ahead?

 

Greenfields Academy is a progressive, independent private school serving children in K through 8th grades.  We believe in student-driven learning, where each child is encouraged to set their own goals and pursue their passions.  Our approach to learning does not include tests, grades, or teachers leading lectures. Our classroom structure ensures that the adults create and facilitate the learning environment, but empowers students to take ownership of their individual learning path and collective classroom governance. Our students are on a Hero’s Journey to change the world!

We are currently interviewing for a full-time Guide (our word for teacher) for our elementary-aged students, to begin in January 2019 or possibly earlier.  As our school has plans to expand, this position has excellent opportunity for growth and advancement.

Responsibilities may include:

  • maintaining a studio environment that supports and motivates children

  • supporting individuals in setting and achieving their personal learning goals

  • assisting children in identifying and pursuing their passions

  • planning creative curricular activities, projects, and field trips to inspire learning

  • facilitating Socratic group discussions

  • documenting learning through observation and assessments

  • communicating with parents to build strong relationships

  • participating as a supportive, dependable, and energetic member of our team

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Candidates do NOT require a teaching degree/certification, in fact we love applicants with varied backgrounds and life experiences!

We ARE looking for a candidate with proven excellence working with children in a non-traditional learning environment: free school, democratic school, homeschool, Montessori, Reggio Emelia, project-based, private lessons/coaching, or other student-directed settings.

Candidates should demonstrate a lifelong love of learning, endless patience, and a strong work ethic. Candidates should be comfortable using and learning a variety of technology tools. And most importantly, candidates should have a deep respect for all children.

To Apply: 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to hiring@greenfieldsacademy.com. Your cover letter should detail your specific qualifications for this role and why you are interested in working at Greenfields Academy.  Applications not meeting this requirement will not be reviewed.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Aimee Skinner
Organization: 
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