This is a once in lifetime opportunity to help build a world class innovative educational institution. LEAF Academy is looking for Innovative English language composition teacher.
Teaching AP English Composition in Upper School and History and/or Writing and Rhetoric in lower school. A passion for history and the Central European region is also welcome as is experience in curriculum development.
We consider ourselves to be a community of learners where the learning happens for all parties concerned. Our lessons are student-centred and focus on developing students’ own thinking strategies and quality questioning. We use visible thinking techniques and other innovative teaching approaches that allow adaptation to different students’ needs. Learners focus on their individual growth that is recorded in an assessment that stems from competency-based rubrics. Students are encouraged to reflect on their work as well as the work of the teacher and to make connections to real life.
Since we try to be innovative and individualize our teaching, the environment presents challenges in frequent adjustments that need to be made throughout the year. We are a growing and dynamic organization, so flexibility is a must and an open mind to new perspectives on education is needed.
Besides of other responsibilities she/he is responsible for:
advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary
residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend duties in the dormitory
Passion for LEAF Academy’s mission and alignment with the LEAF values
Proactive and entrepreneurial mindset coupled with preference for teamwork
Organized, problem-solver, self-starter
Willing to mentor and guide students
Capable of working well under pressure
Sense of humor and ability to deal with ambiguity
Teaching experience at a high school and/or bachelor university level
Native-level English skills both in speaking and writing. Passion for English language and literature.
Creativity in delivery and experience with working with a teenage audience.
Ability to work well under pressure.