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 blends state-of-the-art learning software, real-world projects, Socratic discussions and a Hero’s Journey dialogue in a student-driven, multi-age learning studio. Our approach to learning does not include tests, grades, or teachers leading lectures. Our classroom structure is unique. It ensures that Guides create and facilitate the learning environment, but empowers students to take ownership of their individual learning path and collective classroom governance.
For the 2016-17 school year, we have two mixed-age learning studios. Each studio is led by two Guides working in close partnership to support a class of about 20 students. We are currently accepting applications for a Guide in our North Studio, which hosts our 9-13 year old students (roughly 4-8th grade).
Guides help each student find their calling and reach their full potential by:
supporting individual students in setting and achieving their learning goals
tracking student progress in order to proactively identify and address barriers to success
assisting students in identifying and pursuing their passions
facilitating Socratic group discussions
evaluating and refining the existing curriculum
designing and experimenting with new projects, tools, and approaches
organizing speakers and field trips to inspire students
creating and maintaining a studio environment that supports and motivates students
acting as a role model as an independent learner on a Hero’s Journey
documenting learning through student projects, achievements, and everyday activity
communicating actively with parents
guiding students through the creation of their learning portfolios
We are looking for Guides with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, endless patience, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidates should have proven excellence in guiding others, whether in or out of a school environment. Montessori, project-based and/or experiential learning experience is a plus.
We seek Guides who love to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything they do. Candidates should have proven excellence in written and oral communication skills, and be comfortable using and learning a variety of technology tools. And most importantly, candidates should have a deep respect for all children.
We offer a salary commensurate with experience.
Learn more about our school at www.GreenfieldsAcademy.com. Candidates should email a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, how the position is part of their Hero’s Journey, and how they heard about this opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.