Do you have a passion for teaching Spanish? Would you love to share that passion with middle school students by guiding them on their personalized learning adventures? Do you want to help re-imagine education in collaboration with other similarly passionate teachers? If so, we would like to hear from you.
As an integral member of the academic team, you will be teaching MS Spanish I, II, and III in small-group classes and working with the team to refine how we can best empower young people to take control over their own learning.
About Khan Lab School
Khan Lab School is a non-profit, independent school associated with Khan Academy. We are a community of learnings empowering every student to navigate their own path. We believe that young people are capable of far more than society currently recognizes, and we create and assess learning experiences to share with the world. Many of the core principles and ideas to be developed and tested in our school are outlined in Sal Khan's book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.
Our school currently serves 180 students ages 5-17+. In keeping with The One World Schoolhouse philosophy, we provide an extended-year, extended-day, mastery-based, mixed-age program that includes a project-based learning approach. Recognizing that ownership and relationship are the keys to success in learning, our academic experience is coordinated by a team of teachers who also advise students and support them through increasing levels of autonomy.
Our teaching philosophy encourages meaningful inquiry and interdisciplinary work, and we utilize blended, self-paced learning to meet the needs of each student. Thanks to our association with Khan Academy, we leverage the power of technology to humanize the classroom.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Candidates should have an interest in teaching highly motivated students in a school that values not only intellectual pursuits but also strong relationships and community. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is comfortable using a variety of strategies, is comfortable with their subject matter expertise, and does not need to invest significant amounts of time to “prep” before teaching because while you are mindful of what students need to know if your class, you enjoy responding to what unfolds in class each day.
Roles and responsibilities
- Incredible professionalism and collegiality
- Work with students 4-5 days per week
- Build authentic relationships with kids.
- Work with students until students are unstuck.
- Ensure that students find academic balance among their courses.
- Appropriately and effectively coach students, driving them to be their best.
- Work with students on academic skills.
- Ensure that students master the material
- Promote the thoughtful use of technology.
- Obtain and interpret key learning metrics and fold this into student’s personalized learning plans.
- Administer AAPPL tests.
WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive salary and benefits
Free lunch and snacks
Start Date: August 2020
Location: Mountain View, CA
Number of Positions to be Filled: 1
To qualify, please provide a resume and short letter of interest. Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a vision alignment questionnaire and will be invited for an on-site visit. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated familiarity with the Sal Khan’s school model outlined in his book The One World Schoolhouse.
Khan Lab School is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practice.