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Heritage International Xperiential School

Attending
Mar 2021
iFair® March 2021
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PYP Home Room Teacher

JOB PURPOSE
The PYP Home Room Teacher will be part of the academic team at our new state-of-the-art international primary campus built on the Scandinavian principles of minimalism. The primary curriculum is founded upon Heritage’s experiential learning curriculum with resources from the International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Programme. The programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning, students’ academic, social and emotional-well-being and critically on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The Home Room Teacher will also be responsible for planning and implementing this curriculum for learners of Grades Nursery to 3.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
CURRICULUM PLANNING AND EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION:
 Have a clear understanding of the content and skills to be delivered to primary learners in and the progression of different concepts across the early grades
 Make detailed lesson plans for the concepts and skills to be delivered
 Incorporate different learning methodologies to accommodate children with different learning styles and paces of learning
 Knowledge and use of effective research-based instructional strategies in literacy, numeracy and experiential, project-based learning
 Plan engaging experiences and small group experiences within an inquiry play-based context
 Create opportunities to understand concepts through hands-on experiences and with linkages to real life situations or to an authentic audience or purpose for students’ work
 Ensure effective inclusion and differentiation for all students
POSITIVE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT:
 Create a nurturing, respectful and safe classroom environment that responds to the needs of each child
 Plan tasks which challenge children and ensure high level of student-engagement and interest
 Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations
 Recognize and respond to the needs of each child by using developmentally appropriate teaching and child behavior management techniques
 Improve students’ collaboration and social and emotional growth through facilitate of small group (crew) team-building initiatives and group challenges
FEEDBACK AND ASSESSMENT:
 Observe each child to help improve his/her skills, knowledge and social competencies and build self-esteem
 Assess and evaluate children educational progress & abilities through benchmark assessments, and formative and summative assessments
 Use data effectively in setting targets and understanding children progress.
 Address problem behaviors with empathy and understanding
 Involve students in self-assessments and peer assessments with clear rubrics or criteria checklists, and facilitate portfolios and student-led family conferences
POSITIVE COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS:
 Plan for parent conferences, meetings, and student-led family conference
 Build a contributive community of involved adults for children
 Encourage parents to participate as partners whenever possible
 Liaison with children's families to ensure smooth transition from home to school and transitions from classroom to classroom when needed.
COLLABORATION:
 Plan and participate actively in all program specific meetings, parental meetings and grade level and school-wide events
 Facilitate effective grade level meetings to develop a Professional Learning Community and to create continuous reflection and learning in our adult learners
 Work collaboratively with the Head of the International Primary Programme (IPP) and the Head of Experiential Learning & Expeditions and the entire IPP Leadership Team, as member, to create a high performing early childhood programme for students of Grades Nursery to 3
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
 Minimum 3 years of experience in lower elementary/ primary classroom teaching
 Ability to plan and prepare engaging curriculum in all disciplines, appropriately differentiated, for effective instruction and to support maximum student growth in learning
 Experience with implementing or knowledge of Bridges Mathematics Program, Units of Study in Reading and Writing, and Expeditionary Learning preferred
 Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement effective lessons, using research-based best instructional methods.
 Ability to create caring, enduring and safe classroom environment
 Ability to relate and communicate effectively with parents and encourage their participation as partners in their child’s education
 Cultural awareness, professionalism, integrity and flexibility

Starting

1 Jul 2021

Apply By

31 May 2021

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor

Cover Letter

Required

Minimum Experience

3 years

Job Structure

Teacher
IB PYP
Early Years
Generalist
Generalist
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