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GREENFIELDS ACADEMY IN CHICAGO SEEKING CLASSROOM GUIDES

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 seeking Guides who are ready to change the world of education at our innovative, game-changing school.  Greenfields 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 classrooms are supervised by Guides who create and facilitate the learning environment, but empower students to take ownership of their learning and classroom governance.

 

Greenfields currently has an Elementary program and will be growing in Fall 2015 to include Early Learners (ages 4-6), Elementary (ages 6-10) and Middle School (ages 11-14) programs.  We are currently seeking Guides for all three programs.

 

Position Description
Each program is led by two Guides working in close partnership to oversee a mixed-age class of 20 to 40 students. Guides help each student find their calling and reach their full potential by:
  • supporting individual students in setting and achieving their learning goals and 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
Guides will also document learning (student projects, achievements, and everyday activity), communicate actively with parents, and assist students with creation of their learning portfolios.  

 

Qualifications
We are looking for Guides with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, endless patience, and an entrepreneurial spirit (must thrive in a startup environment). 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.

 

This is a position for an independent learner who is willing to take direction but can also work without much direct guidance.  We seek a Guide who loves to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything he/she does. 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, believing that each has a genius within.

 

Salary
Greenfields Academy offers a salary commensurate with experience plus a bonus structure based on performance.

 

Next Steps
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 hiring@greenfieldsacademy.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Learn more about Greenfields Academy at www.GreenfieldsAcademy.com