Country
China
Employment Type
Full-Time
Contract Length
1 Year+
Category
Instructor

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor degree or above in education (preferably in applied psychology for children)
  • English (native level)
  • Minimum two (2) years related teaching experience

Job Benefits

  • Salary: 25,000 RMB (about 3500 USD) on a monthly basis
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Work VISA
  • Flight ticket reimbursed for up to 10,000 RMB

Company Description

Green Seeds International Kindergarten (GSIK) is looking for an energetic and well-equipped early childhood classroom teacher. GSIK is a microcosm of mini paradise for children to explore and feel life. Children will begin their early childhood education through outdoor nature, where the charm of Mother Earth and education co-exist. Our school owns 6 nature & retreat farms in Shanghai, Yunnan Kunming, Japan and Germany. Through our education pedagogy, children will learn to love and respect, enhance their innate love and curiosity for a lifelong exploration and learning.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Teachers must be fully credentialed / certified for their respective assignments and must
maintain both teaching excellence and credentials throughout employment. Typically, to be offered employment, faculty members must indicate a willingness to commit to two years of excellent service to our students.
Teachers in our school should appreciate the magic of an early years’ context. They consider themselves activators of learning who seek to inspire children’s curiosity, creativity, and agency. They strive to nurture each child’s development from a strengths-based perspective, building from a child’s interests and wonderings. They are comfortable co-constructing learning in a child-directed, play-based environment and confidently balancing play and authentic content.
The teacher we seek should be collaborative and open to new ideas. He/she should embrace the ideals of holistic child development and view the early years as a crucial time for establishing foundations for life. Inspired by constructivist theories of learning, he/she is flexible and creative. As a coach, the teacher is thoughtful and responsive as they shape engaging learning environments, experiences and opportunities. As a researcher, he/she developed a deep understanding of child development, early childhood philosophies and pedagogy. The teacher frames learning and development as a holistic, lifelong endeavor.

SUPERVISED, EVALUATED BY & REPORTS TO:
Principal and Vice Principal(s)

JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum Bachelor degree or above (preferably in applied psychology for children)
- Minimum two (2) years related teaching experience

- Previous experience as kids yoga teacher is considered a plus

- Understand and demonstrate how to work collaboratively within a team structure and how to impact the success of the team as an individual member

- Able to skillfully use an inquiry-based approach, such as Project-Based Learning, or other approaches to integrated teaching across curriculum areas

- Demonstrate knowledge and experience in supporting students’ social and emotional growth inside and outside the classroom, using non-punitive approaches that ensure the respect and dignity of each student

- Demonstrate the ability to be a reflective practitioner, to give, and to receive feedback

- Articulate the importance of growth mindset and how to develop it in students

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Mirror, support, model, and promote the school’s mission and core values
- Build collaborative and respectful relationships with team members and within the school’s community
- Collaborate within teams, adopting a framework and philosophy that supports the team to function at a high level
- Partner with instructional coaches as assistants in curriculum design, implementation and assessment
- Assist the team and administrators in the ordering educational supplies and materials
- Engage in a growth model of instructional excellence that supports students in reaching their optimal potential
- Analyze classroom and standardized testing data in order to deliver appropriate and individualized instruction to each student.
- Use non-punitive techniques and approaches with students both inside and outside the classroom that support social and emotional growth, and teach lifelong skills
- Develop a respectful and self-reliant classroom community, with a focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of each student
- Establish partnerships with parents in support of their student
- Attend school events & activities
- Participate in the after-school activities program
- Perform additional duties as assigned by the Principal and Vice Principals

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