Do you believe that if you change the beginning of a child’s life you can change their whole story?
Our ideal team members are committed to getting it right for children right from the start. We are looking for energetic, compassionate educators who delight in marveling with children and introducing the world to them. At The Children's Garden we know the power of passionate educators when it comes to unleashing children’s potential. We are a community of educators who seek to grow together in our craft knowledge to ensure that we thrive as professionals and our students thrive as learners and citizens.
The Children's Garden at Field Office is seeking Cohort Teachers for Elementary School Learning Labs
During this time when so many schools are uncertain about re-opening and parents are unable to stay home all day with their children, our Learning Lab Program is an excellent opportunity for children to receive the benefits of being in a safe school environment. This program will be common-core aligned, with our emphasis on social-emotional learning and creative, project-based activities for elementary age children, enrolled in the remote-only learning option at their school. Learning Labs will be small, static cohorts of students, grouped together based on age (K-2nd, 3rd – 5th, etc.). This is a 5-day per week program meant to support the remote learning from public schools. Children will bring their own tablet device and a dedicated teacher with elementary experience will assist with morning remote learning activities. Afternoons will be filled with fun and engaging STEM, art, and movement activities.
The Cohort Teacher will support the implementation of curriculum in a safe, healthy and nurturing classroom environment that supports each student’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development. The primary objectives of the Cohort Teacher are to: (1) Support student’s social emotional development through positive/conscious discipline, (2) Provide students with attentive relational care and education, (3) Develop developmentally appropriate enrichment learning opportunities rooted in students’ interests (4) Design and maintain a learning environment that is inspiring and is conducive to the optimal growth and development of each student, and (5) monitor and guide with the students’ remote learning curriculum. The Cohort Teacher reports to the School Leader.
- Provide experiences and guidance that attend to students’ emotional needs and emotional management skill building.
- Maintain a classroom environment free of shaming, degrading, or disrespectful language.
- Take initiative to make the school an effective and meaningful experience for the students and families, adapting to their individual needs.
- Model effective and professional classroom management practices rooted in positive or conscious discipline, redirecting students appropriately.
- Consistently use responsive and engaging instructional strategies.
- Ensure classroom materials are available, in good repair, and used efficiently. This involves, checking regularly to ensure that supplies are available and informing the School Leader when supplies are needed.
- Ensure a homelike, clutter free, organized learning environment that encourages students’ self-regulation.
- Support and guide daily remote learning curriculum, provided by student’s public school. Help troubleshoot technological barriers and ensure timely completion of assignments.
- Plan and implement daily enrichment activities based on students’ interests and prioritizing STEM, art, music, and movement.
- Collaborate with School Leader and other Cohort Teachers to provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the developmental levels of the student.
- Combine direct instruction with projects initiated and directed by the students with teacher support.
- Alert parents to students facing barriers to education in an effort to determine the need for intervention support.
- Collaborate with student’s primary public school teacher when needed to support student.
People & Personal Leadership
- Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible, exhibiting good attendance and punctuality.
- Communicate effectively with students, parents, fellow staff and school leaders.
- Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationships with each student’s family and encourage their involvement in the school.
- Assist with parent conferences and school-wide events as requested.
- Participate actively in staff required meetings, training sessions, including training on COVID-related health and safety matters.
- Utilize technology to provide parents with access to the student’s learning through photos, video and anecdotal notes regularly.
- Stay abreast and current with education research trends and be a knowledgeable resource for parents on child and adolescent development.
- Support and develop assistant teachers and other classroom staff through training, feedback, and coaching.
- Perform any other duties as requested in support of the school and students.
- Maintain a safe classroom environment based on safety standards set by Endeavor and state licensing.
- Adhere to Employee Handbook and Endeavor’s Standard Operating Procedures.
- Ensure the school complies with all federal, state, and local regulations and licensing requirements.
- Monitor and maintain classroom ratios at all times by informing School Leader of any ratio discrepancies as necessary.
Teacher Craft Knowledge: Accurately and efficiently communicates an understanding of concepts, processes, and/or knowledge in ways that contribute to the learning of all students.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Cultivates the interpersonal skills and emotional discipline to forge authentic relationships with teammates in order to establish mutual trust, respect and accountability. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children.
Collaboration: Involves parents, colleagues, and partners with the community in a collaborative effort to provide seamless support for students.
Communication: Communicates effectively with parents and students with sensitivity, honesty, and empathy. Discusses matters with coworkers and leadership directly and in a professional manner.
Organization and Time Management: Uses time effectively by making thoughtful choices about the organization and implementation of both instructional and non-instructional tasks (lesson plans, organizing classroom events, bulletin board, record-keeping) to maximize for student learning.
Adaptability: Exercise patience and maintain a calm and positive disposition even in the face of adversity, troubleshooting any complications that arise with flexibility, wisdom, and caring.
Growth Mindset: Model a ‘Growth Mindset’ by consistently seeking to develop one’s teaching craft knowledge as an educator.
Creativity: Develop and apply innovative and original teaching methods and instructional resources to enhance learning and maintain student interest.
Experience and Education:
- At least one year of teaching experience in supporting students in the age group assigned to work with (Elementary, Middle or High School).
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Specific requirements set by minimum state standards and/or accreditation.
- Ability to use standard office equipment such as a laptop computer and smartphone.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Consistently walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, or sitting on the floor or in child-sized chairs.
- Hear or talk.
- Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- May occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds.
- Must be able to move quickly from one position to another to assist children as needed and in compliance with safety standards.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced or delegated by management to meet the business needs of Endeavor Schools.
At Endeavor Schools, we strive to inspire and draw out the best in each other by celebrating our differences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Merit governs all aspects of consideration for employment with Endeavor Schools, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
We are committed to provide a safe school environment for our employees and our students. As such, we follow strict CDC guidelines for school operations, including, but not limited to, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (such as masks and/or gloves), controlled classroom sizes, routinely taking temperatures of staff and students, and sanitizing classrooms and surfaces throughout the day. Employees of Endeavor Schools are expected to follow all work and safety guidelines/procedures each day.
Endeavor Schools is an equal opportunity employer.