Are you inspired by the thought of building a new school in San Francisco?
Do you have the leadership skills to work with students who love to learn, and who have a high sense of social responsibility?
The Schoolhouse is on the search for highly motivated, enthusiastic and collaborative teachers.
Lead teachers at the Schoolhouse teach in mixed-grade classrooms. For the 2017-18 school-year, we will have two Kindergarten/1st grade classrooms, two 2nd/3rd grade classrooms, and two 4th/5th/6th grade classrooms. As we grow, our middle school will be a 6th/7th/8th grade mixed-grade class.
Why we value progressive education
We believe children are naturally curious, creative and highly divergent in their thinking. Most education strips children of these natural talents. But when learning is truly inspired by joy, students develop a deeper commitment to their own education.
We believe progressive education allows students to dig deep into experiences and open-ended materials from many perspectives, and hones both their critical thinking skills and their abilities to learn, relate, and understand. Our goal is to provide a dynamic education that supports and develops a child’s natural love of learning, creativity and problem-solving through an authentic, relevant, hands-on curriculum that meets the needs of each child.
At the Schoolhouse, we view teachers as lead learners alongside a group of children. A successful Schoolhouse teacher views themselves not as givers of wisdom but as learners with more experience who have insights to share with fellow learners. We have found that adults who are comfortable serving as models, questioners, reflectors and encouragers (as well as instructors), and who love to collaborate, facilitate, guide, coach and mentor children as they learn and play, are best suited for teaching at the Schoolhouse.
Visit our website to learn more at www.sfschoolhouse.org.
Our lead teachers are responsible for:
- Teaching in a multi-age classroom.
- Co-teaching with the other lead teacher of the equivalent multi-age group.
- Co-constructing academic and social-emotional learning goals with each student, and supporting students as they show progress toward meeting those goals.
- Adapting teaching methods, projects and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- Regularly using the amazing resources of our neighborhood and city to create educational experiences that are relevant and real.
- Collaborating with other teachers and the Head of School in the development, evaluation, and revision of the school’s new and developing curriculum.
- Communicating with parents through a variety of means including weekly email or social media updates, meetings to discuss children’s individual progress, and by hosting regular student-led celebrations of learning.
- Participating in daily co-teacher team meetings, weekly faculty meetings, and occasional evening meetings and presentations.