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Bay State Learning Center Seeks Part Time/Full Time Arts and Crafts Instructor

Location: Bay State Learning Center – Dedham,MA 

Open Position: Part Time/Full Time – Arts and Crafts Instructor

Dates of Employment: ASAP to June 15, 2019 Hours: 4 days a week from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Compensation: $35.00/HR – Independent Contractor

Only U.S. Citizens or those already approved to work in the U.S. should apply. We are unable to help an international candidate get a work visa for this position.

Who We Are:

BSLC was started in 2014 by George Popham with a simple thought – “The way we teach kids in many public schools just isn’t working. I think there’s a better way”. George had been teaching in public schools for many years and he could see that kids were learning to memorize, follow rules, take tests and complete homework, and though there were likely some skills that they might take with them into adulthood, the most important ones weren’t being taught. They weren’t figuring out how to learn on their own, how to think on their own, or how to manage their own time. Thus BSLC was born and we’ve been encouraging kids to take control of their learning ever since.

Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that children are naturally curious & creative and that they thrive in an environment that fosters those traits, not one that thwarts their imagination. It understands that kids learn differently but surely and that no one size fits all. It puts the emphasis on learning that helps teens be prepared to lead a satisfying life, personally and professionally, in a constantly changing & evolving world rather than educating based on yesterday’s needs.

BSLC is built with a core belief that growing to be a compassionate and responsible individual is just as important as growing academically. You will see BSLC teens actively working towards being meaningful community members.

What We Need:

We are looking for a mature, energetic, creative person to run our Creative Space at our Center. The right candidate should have some experience working with middle schoolers and/or teens in an educational setting. They should also have some experience working with their hands. We have a creative space area that includes weaving, a Cricut Maker, electronics, wood working hand tools, a sewing machine, painting, glue guns and various other crafting areas.

How to Apply:

Send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to

Job Type: Full/Part-time

Salary: $35/HR – Independent Contractor
Bay State Learning Center
o: 781.355.6575
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Global Village School Seeks Math/Science Teacher

Job Ad – HS Math/Science Teacher – for AERO

Rapidly growing international alternative school seeking part-time teachers for:

  • Math/Science
  • Social Studies/Peace & Diversity Studies
  • English
  • K-8

Candidate must have experience in their subject areas (HS) or grade level (K-8), with strong computer skills, excellent oral/written communication skills, a commitment to social justice, and a flexible schedule. Experience working with homeschoolers is ideal. 

See full job description and instructions to apply below.

Teacher Job Description

About Global Village School:  GVS is an international K-12 homeschool diploma program with a creative, flexible approach and an emphasis on peace, justice, diversity, and sustainability. Our focus is on preparing students to be wise and capable stewards of the planet and each other. We work to nurture and protect the passion and enthusiasm for creating a better world that comes so naturally to so many young people. We seek to help our students to lead authentic and meaningful lives, and strive to have them leave school feeling confident in their abilities to make an impact on the world around them.

Global Village offers a full K-12 curriculum with all the regular academics, weaving in progressive themes wherever we can. In addition, we offer customized curriculum which reflects students’ interests and learning styles, and high school courses such as International Human Rights, Planetary Stewardship, Peacemakers, Literature of Diversity, and The History of Civil Rights in the U.S.

Definition and General Description:  Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, and in cooperation with the office staff and administration, the Teacher provides support to and oversees the educational progress of assigned students.

Schedule: Flexible. Time required depends upon number of students assigned.

Reports to:  Executive Director

Status: On Call / As Needed (Fluctuating hours, up to 19 hours per week)

Duties and responsibilities: Provide teaching services for GVS students and follow the guidelines in the GVS Teacher Manual, including:

  • Consult with and support parents and students, answer questions as they arise
  • Review student work and return it in a timely manner
  • Assign grades to high school work (K-8 work only if requested by parent)  
  • Keep detailed records, including an up-to-date list of all students
  • Provide documents such as written evaluations at the end of each semester’s work, monthly student updates and billings, send welcome letters to new students, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with office staff and assigned families, including notifying the office if you have any concerns about a family


  • Personal commitment to the vision of Global Village School, including commitment to social change, educational excellence and innovation, creativity, peace, justice, and diversity
  • A passion for working with young people
  • Teaching experience, preferably in an alternative education context
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds, generations, sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Experience working with staff and students in a team-based context
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently; trustworthy; dependable; productive
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to personalize curriculum and requirements to meet individual student interests, needs, and learning styles
  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Teaching credential is a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of personal computing: Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, creating pdfs, Email, the Internet, Skype, online chat, and social media such as Facebook is required
  • Knowledgeable about peace, social justice, active nonviolence, diversity issues, education, and their interconnectedness is a strong plus
  • Knowledgeable about homeschooling, humane education, and alternative education is a plus

Global Village School is a project of Community Partners®. Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Community Partners is an EOE /Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Please email resume and personalized cover letter to Marcie Foster at

No phone calls please.

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Cottonwood ALC seeks full-time facilitator

Announcement of Job Opportunity

Cottonwood ALC in Helena, MT is hiring a full-time facilitator to work with its Branches students (roughly ages 8 – 16) and in partnership with the rest of the school’s staff team, students, and parents. Agile Learning Facilitators act as models, space-holders, and mentors of self-directed living and intentional culture creation. Above all, facilitators need to be grounded in the perspective of trusting children, partnership-based relationships, and personal responsibility.

Basics: terms, hours, compensation

  • This full-time facilitator role would be primarily fulfilled Monday – Friday from the hours of 8am to 4pm.
  • The term of employment begins on January 21st, 2019 and will conclude June 7th, 2019.
  • Compensation is $15-$18/hr. depending on experience with the opportunity for a salaried position for the 2019-20 school year.  

Opportunities for additional compensation are available through the ability to organize formal or informal after-school classes, camps during school breaks and/or over the summer.

This is the perfect role for you if…

  • You have experience cultivating authentic, respectful, and partnership-based relationships with people of all ages and will take great joy in leading a Spawn Point (small group of mixed-aged students) that meets each day to connect, set intentions, and reflect together
  • You are a passionate, curious, and joyful person with a variety of interests and abilities that you will enjoy sharing with young people through Offerings made at our Set-the-Week meeting and through spontaneous, self-organized activities
  • You are excited to practice the art of “maximum support with minimal interference” in the context of working with young people
  • You are ready to challenge conventional stereotypes of what it means to go to school
  • You understand and are aligned with the basic principles of Self-Directed Education
  • You are comfortable self-starting, adapting to changing circumstances, not always having the answer, navigating interpersonal relationships, coordinating logistics, and communicating effectively in multiple forms
  • You are, yourself, self-directed: You don’t need to be told what to do in order to be productive in your role; you can notice what needs to be done and take action, while communicating effectively with team members along the way
  • You live in, or are able to relocate to, Helena, MT in the next three months
  • BONUS: You have a driver’s license, are a safe driver, and are comfortable driving a 15-passenger van for field trips
  • BONUS: You are excited to develop a long-term role as an Agile Learning Facilitator
  • BONUS: You can speak multiple languages

How to Apply:

If you have not already done so, read through the entire Agile Learning Centers website and read both volumes of the ALC Starter Kit.

Email us at and send us:

  • A video of you sharing more about yourself, your experience/background, and why you’re excited about the idea of joining the team at Cottonwood ALC. In your video, please answer the following questions:

    • How did you hear about this opportunity at Cottonwood ALC?
    • What unique skills and perspectives would you bring to our community?
    • How does deschooling and/or Self-Directed Education look in your life lately?
  • A very simple written outline of your work/life/learning experiences (no formal resume needed)
  • Two or three relevant references and their contact info
  • Links to any other work or creative projects you’ve contributed to and are proud of

Candidates from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

Cottonwood ALC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, religion, nor national or ethnic origin.
Priority deadline for applications is Monday, January 7th 2019.

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Another Update on Jerry’s Eye Surgery

Many thanks to the nearly 100 people who were interested in the eye surgery and lent their good wishes. They say the surgery was successful. I took the bandage off my eye in the office. The lens was back where it is supposed to be. They had to drain most of the gel in the back of my eye to find it. It went there through a tear in the capsule. I was conscious through most of the surgery. For example. I remember the macular surgeon saying, “We’re in business!” when he found the lens! It looks like no macular damage in the process, which was a possibility. It is still sore three days later but the vision is getting clearer all the time. I am having trouble putting the two images together but that is getting better, too. They say this was more serious and recovery will take longer. The image was yellowish at first from remaining blood from the process, but that is mostly gone. The other eye is good. And overall, I’m happy. If everything will be OK, I can be patient.

-Jerry Mintz